Free Open Source CPU Temperature Monitor

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.

CPUNormal Temp
Core i3-210050 to 62°C
Core i5-2500K55 to 65°C
Core i7-2600K47 to 60°C

Normal Intel CPU Operating Temperatures

Free open source CPU temperature monitor

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.

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