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Windows 7: Temp Monitor Software For CPU

14 Apr 2011   #1

Temp Monitor Software For CPU


I am looking for some software to monitor the actual CPU temp at the moment I am using Easy Tune 6 which is made by Gigabyte but I have been advised on this fourm that this software has issues with Windows 7. So far for alternative software I have tried Core Temp and HWmonitor but these only seem to display the Core temps and not the CPU temp its self.

I would be grateful if anyone could recommend some other software that allows me to see what the CPU temp is.


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14 Apr 2011   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Have a looky here pal

Speed Fan

To find your CPU's temperature sensor you can leave your system idle for a few minutes, to let temperatures drop, and then go to 100% usage for a while. The temperature that rises faster is the one you're searching for. Other available temperature readings usually come from your sensor chip itself, from the southbridge, the voltage regulator, or even from an additional probe placed under the processor. This additional temperature sensor is not necessarily a duplicate. Some CPUs are not actually able to report the internal temperature from their die. To be able to read their temperatures, an additional external sensor (thermocouple) is used. In such cases, you will see two temperatures referring to the processor. The higher of the two is from the die. As a final note, please remember that not all available temperature sensors are actually connected to something. If you happen to read unusually high or low temps, they are likely to be from a disconnected (unused) temperature sensor.
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14 Apr 2011   #3


Thanks for your response,

I've downloaded Speed Fan and installed it, and it looks like Temp 2 on speed fan is the CPU temp and Temp 1 is the motherboard. But I am unsure as to what Temp 3 is?

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14 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

I'd highly recommend trying AIDA64 (formerly, Everest). Not free, but excellent product.

Highly customizable, you can title things whatever you want, colorize any way, have "flyover values" appear when you hover the mouse over the System Tray object if you want (I don't), or have a highly configurable and very attractive OSD (onscreen display) as I do. I've got my values updating every 4 seconds, because I find it interesting and entertaining.

Of course there are the expected set of optional "alerts" and +/- limits for alerts, etc.

Note that the above screenshot is on my ASUS P5Q3 machine, and it DOES show both CPU core temps, as well as the overall CPU temp (which is what you wanted). There's also a temp sensor on the motherboard itself, which is that fourth temperature readout. Obviously the items that you can present in your OSD depend on your hardware.

Again, this AIDA64 is the new name for what used to be the respected Everest product.
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