The temperature of your computer’s processor is essential for keeping it healthy. If your computer gets too hot, you may encounter errors, slow performance, and unexpected shutdown. Normally, the most important temperature to measure in your computer is the processor or CPU.

Thus, it is a good idea to check CPU temperature every so often. In this article, we introduce the different ways to check CPU temperature in Windows 10. You can choose any of them to meet your needs.

Before you decide if your CPU is overheating, you need to know what a good or bad temperature is for CPU. If you want to know what your processor’s max temperature is, search online for the product page of your specific CPU, then find where it lists the max ideal temperature for your processor. Usually, the general advice is to keep things at least 30°C under as ideal temperature. But as long as we stay under 70°C, it would be doing fine.

How to check CPU temperature while gaming on Windows 10

Method 1 Use the BIOS

BIOS (basic input/output system) is the program that you could adjust your computer’s basic settings. Most BIOS interfaces have a hardware monitor, which will let you check the temperature. Entering the BIOS just takes a simple keystroke at the right moment while the system is booting. However, which key to press while booting depends on your hardware.

Common keys to enter the BIOS are F1, F2, F10, DEL, ESC, as well as key combinations like CTRL + ALT + ESC or CTRL + ALT + DEL. You can read this article to decide.

Step 1 Enter BIOS.

Step 2 Find the Hardware Monitor. Different BIOS programs will have different section labels. Some of the most common labels are PC Health Status and H/W Monitor.

Step 3 Check your CPU temperature.

However, this is obviously not handy enough for gamers who are busy and focusing on the games. But it could be done during small breaks.

Method 2 A much easier way

Download Neptune SystemCare Ultimate, a PC optimization utility, whose System Monitor dives deeper into every aspect of your PC hardware, and monitor your CPU temperature to prevent your PC running in the danger of overheat on Windows 10. You can also monitor the CPU and hard drive temperature at the same time from a simple and resource-friendly floating tray. Therefore, this is much better to check your CPU temperature while gaming.

Step 1 Right-click on the Neptune Floating tray and choose Settings.

Step 2 Click into the Customize Floating Window and choose CPU Temperature, Save.

Step 3 Then you can monitor your CPU temperature (hardware temperature at the same time).

CPU is the brain of your computer, so it has to be fast and accurate. Otherwise, the whole machine may collapse internally. You have to keep your computer cool and save it from overheating for better performance. Use this given information and keep rocking!