How to check CPU temp in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and Windows 7
By Renee | 03/Mar/2024
It is very important to keep your main processor cool. When the CPU gets really hot, the CPU performance slows down due to overheating. So have you ever wondered exactly what temperature your CPU is running at?
There are quite a few methods that you can use to monitor the temperature. Here are two of our favorite options.
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 XP, Vista, 7/8/10. The best part is, you can use it to do a lot of things like releasing more disk space to improve your performance at the
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).
Method 2 | 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 key stroke 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.
To monitor/check your CPU temperature is for keeping your computer being cooled. If your computer is regularly overheating, there’s probably a deeper cause that you need to look into. You can click on System Monitor in Neptune SystemCare Ultimate and see if there is any process using up your CPU.