Free Open Source CPU Temperature Monitor
By Stephen Bucaro
Does your PC, randomly shut down, randomly lock up, suddenly slow down to a crawl, randomly reboot?
One of the first things you should susspect is tha your CPU is overheating. Overheating of the CPU
can even destroy the processor and possibly take out some other components in the process. The normal
operating temperature of the processor depends on the brand and model.
|Core i3-2100||50 to 62°C|
|Core i5-2500K||55 to 65°C|
|Core i7-2600K||47 to 60°C|
Normal Intel CPU Operating Temperatures
Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source
application that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.
It supports most hardware monitoring chips found on todays mainboards. The CPU temperature can be monitored
by reading the core temperature sensors of Intel and AMD processors. The sensors of ATI and Nvidia video
cards, as well as SMART hard drive temperature can be displayed.
The monitored values can be displayed in the main window, in a customizable desktop gadget, or in the
system tray. The free Open Hardware Monitor software runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP / Vista
/ 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and any x86 based Linux operating systems without installation. Remember to run Open
Hardware Monitor as an administrator.
If you like the Open Hardware Monitor, feel free to make a donation
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