Your Computer’s Temperature

There are two groups of users worried about the temperature of their computer: overclockers and pretty much anyone who uses a powerful laptop. So, have you ever wondered exactly what temperature your CPU is running on? There are a couple of applications you can use to monitor the temperature, but the one I prefer is Core Temp. I like it because it’s incredibly lightweight, but if you want something a little more powerful, you can use Speed Fan instead. (I’m going to use Core Temp for my discussion today). Here we go!

Using Core Temp

After downloading (you can get it here) and running the application, it will minimize to your system tray:

The dialogue window gives you a little more information, including the CPU model, etc.

If you’d like Core Temp to start minimized every time, go to Options, Settings:

You can then make the application start minimized by checking the “Start minimized” box.

I’d recommend you change the read interval from the default of 1000 to the max of 9999. Otherwise, you might not get an accurate reading.

That’s all there is to it. Now, go on and get your computer to the temperature it should be!

~ Ramachandran Kumaraswami