How To Check CPU temperature 2019 – Beginners Guide

How To Check CPU temperature


Do you keep asking yourself,

why my PC is acting super slow during intense/multiple tasking?

And sometimes, out of the blue, locking up or shutting down?

Well, That must be your CPU temperatures which causing your CPU to overheat.

So, Why your CPU is overheating?

Before looking for a solution, let’s see what causes the CPU temperature to rise up in the first place…

Several reasons may cause overheating your PC, And so the CPU.

Dust Buildup

It is important to clean the dust from the inside of your computer case.

Over time, the dust starts to fill in the PC’s casing, completely blocking the passage of air,
and stopping the internal components from colling down.

This, in turn, allows the components to overheat.

Obstructed Airflow


Obstructed Airflow may also be a critical cause of overheating.

Covered vents, whether is dust or other reasons, can stop the passage of airflow in and out of the casing.

Poorly ventilated Environment

Unfriendly computer environments, like a room with a poor climate control, can have a big impact in your PC’s ability to self-cool.

You want to make sure to keep your setup away from sunlight,

and in a temperature-controlled environment, especially during the summer.

Malfunctioning Cooling System

Insufficient cooling plays can be lead to a direct hit to your CPU.

If you’re experiencing a constant increase in your PC’s temperature,

Maybe it’s time to check your cooling system, and make sure it functions properly,

To increase air circulation through the casing.

For careless people (like I used to be), We should keep in mind that too much heat can be harmful to computers,

What happens when CPU overheats?


Over time, An overheating CPU can greatly affect the performance of your PC,

and, if the temperature continues to increase, then it may cause the system to shut down.

But for regularly Excessive heat, the components of your processor, the motherboard, and other chips like graphics card can be damaged.

This is a big reason why you should check your PC and CPU temperature from time to time.

What is the normal temperature for a CPU?

To be safe, you may want to aim for keeping your CPU temperature between 45° C and 60° C.

Your CPU can still run fine if the temperature exceeds 60° C to 70 ° C,

but you should consider cleaning your pc from dust (see video below).

Surpassing the 80° C mark may be a clear signal that it’s time to check your PC component.

Try the steps at the end of this articles to lower your CPU temperature and fix the issue.

How to Check if Your CPU Temperature is Too High.

There plenty of software that will help you check the temperature of your CPU.

I’ve found one online and it’s super easy to use, it’s called CPUThermometer,

Here’s the download link if you want to give it a try.

Now after downloading the file, click right and “Run as Administrator”


Select the desktop for example to extract the file

After that enter the extracted folder and double-click on “CPUThermometer”

You can see the temperature of the CPU and its cores etc..

Now it’s time to lower the temperature down!

How to lower your CPU temperature?

There are several easy steps to fix your high CPU temperature. when applied together, it can help you keep the temperature under control.

Clean pc from dust

Most of the high CPU temperatures are the result of dust build up around the PC components,
which make it harder for the fan and the airflow to circulate through the PC case. this a good video showing how to clean your PC from dust

Check vents if blocked

Another reason why your CPU is suffering is the vents. It is important to keep the vents away from closed areas,
like walls or any material that prevents the passage of airflow in and out of the casing.

Check fans and cooling system

If you tried cleaning up your PC from dust and checked if there are no airflow related problems, and the CPU temperature is still HIGH, then the issue must be your cooling system.

Your PC generates so much heat that your “old” cooling system can’t handle it no more. If so it is likely that your cooling system replacement or service.

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