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How to check CPU temperature ?

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How to check CPU temperature

There is no denying that PC gaming is a lot more fun than you might believe in the first place.

The reason behind that is rather simple, you get the benefit of playing at a higher frame rate with gorgeous graphics that are simply not available to the consoles.

However, the downside here is that you have to ensure that your PC, especially your CPU and GPU run cool. As the modern day CPUs get more and more powerful, they heat up even more than before, and in addition to ensure that they have the maximum life span, we need to keep the temperatures down.

Most of the gamers on PC use 3rd party CPU coolers to keep the temperatures down and that is a good idea, however, there is a majority of gamers out there who have no idea how to check the CPU temperatures, let alone keep the temperatures down.

That is where this article comes in; on popular demand, we finally thought it would be a good idea to write an article on how you can check your CPU temperature, and at the same time, how you can keep your CPUs temperature cool during gaming because that is when the temperature rises the most.

In order to avoid any confusions, I am just going to split the article in two so you have better understanding over it.

How to Check CPU Temperature?

The first thing that you should know is how you can check your CPUs temperature, and this is the easiest process, however, the important thing here is that Windows does not provide you a default method of doing so, and that is why you are going to have to rely on a 3rd party tool in order to check your temperatures.

I have two suggestions for anyone who is looking forward to check the temperatures of their CPU; the first software is HWInfo that will get you the temps of your entire system, but if you want something simpler, and a lot more convenient, then you can simply go for RealTempGT.

Whatever software you use for monitoring the temperature, they are really good, and while not as good as hardware probes, the temperatures are really close.

In addition to that, if you are running a Corsair closed loop liquid cooler, then you can monitor the temperatures of your CPU using the Corsair iCUE, and it works well too.

The best part is that all the softwares that I have mentioned are completely free, so you really do not have to worry about having to pay, and an even better situation is that the softwares provide close to real time information on the temperatures so you really do not have to worry about getting the wrong reading.


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