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Thursday, 13 June 2013


How to Check Computer Temperature

The last thing that a computer user wants is its computer to heat up due to any reason possible. especially if you are a gamer than nothing can be more horrific or scary for you than a hot PC!
With the advancement in technology and the increased demand of more function specific components along with an ever topping up load on these components has not only made inventors to think of newer ways to keep their systems cool with improved cabinets and cooling mechanisms so as to keep them running at the optimum levels possible but has persuaded software developers to make new softwares to monitor the temperature of a system just to keep the user on his heels!

These software, with the pouring in of new and advanced processors like the Intel 3rd gen and AMD FX series, use a very effective way to measure the temperature. Each core on these processors has a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that reports temperature data relative to TJMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU. As your CPU heats up, your Distance to TJMax will decrease. If it reaches zero, your processor will start to thermal throttle or slow down so maximizing your distance away from TJMax will help your computer run at full speed and more reliably too.
Here is a list of a few free softwares that will come in handy to monitor your PC or Laptop's temperature, including both Windows and Mac users:

1. Core Temp

Topping the list and my favorite Core temp is a no fuss, small foot application yet efficient enough to monitor all processor's temperature and other vital informations. What sets this software apart is its capacity to monitor the temperature of every single core of a processor with varying work load and give a real time feed back to the user. Also its supports both AMD and Intel processors.
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2. Real Temp

Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors. It even has a built in alarm warning system to inform the user of the system reaching the danger mark and even shuts down the system automatically if needed to prevent any damage.
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3. HWMonitor

It's a handy, free tool for monitoring the built-in temperature sensors in your CPU, motherboard, video card, and other devices, as well as your hard drives' S.M.A.R.T. data, system fan speeds, and critical operating data like voltages. It can access most sensor chips and onboard thermal sensors, and it's even compatible with special hardware sensors in some components, including mainboard and power supply monitoring technology from Abit, Gigabyte, and others.
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4.Temperature Monitor for Mac

Accessing all accessible temperature sensors on your Mac is very useful if you're trying to find out why your computer hangs after some hours of usage or when under some heavy load. Temperature Monitor for Mac displays the temperature of every component within your Mac in an easy-to-read format.
This app comes in a small 3.3MB package, which you can download for free. Installation is straightforward and simple and there are additional drivers/software also included in the installer. Upon your first launch, Temperature Monitor for Mac will scan your computer and display all the information that it gathers.
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5. iStat

iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus (for Mac, $16), iStat nano (free for Mac and $0.99 for iPhone), iStat Pro (free for Mac) and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat iPhone app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Mac and Linux).
Its an all in one kind of an app with realtime listings of the sensors in your Mac, including temperatures, hard drive temperatures (where supported), fans, voltages, current and power. Fan speeds can be controlled, with different rules when on battery power, if you’d like. Also you can monitor your disk load, disk usage, control you battery drainage to save power when needed and even monitor your network resources.
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So that's all folks a list of some of the best softwares out there for  both Windows and Mac to help you monitor your PC and Laptop's temperatures. If you have any more suggestions or know any other software then these do let me know.
As always keep commenting and posting your queries if you have one.

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