How to monitor the temperature of PC components?

How to monitor the temperature of PC components?

Using HWMonitor

This software is only available in English, but the information it provides is immediately understandable. Download it to the PC disk, install it, then run it.

As soon as it is opened, HWMonitor draws up an inventory of your machine. It presents in a tree structure all the components it has detected, starting with the processor. 

Click on the + to the left of Temperatures. HWMonitor shows you the individual temperature of each core that makes up your processor. By clicking on Power, you can even see the power consumption of the processor (and understand why it gives off so much heat).

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Using CoreTemp

CoreTemp is a free software and regularly updated to take into account the latest processors available. The latest version is dated June 2020 and supports tenth generation Intel processors. Start by downloading CoreTemp.

Launch the installation but be careful. In the options, be sure to uncheck the boxes Build your kingdom with Goodgame Empire (it is a game) and Install the Core Remote Server.

CoreTemp first presents the individual temperature of each of the cores that make up your processor. It also indicates the TJMax (maximum temperature of thermal junction between transistors), which is the maximum temperature that your processor can reach. It is given at 100°C in our example.

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If you want to protect your processor a little more, pull down the Options menu and choose Overheat Protection.