How to check the CPU temperature ?

Often time , i like to know my computer, motherboard or CPU temperature. It’s will be better if some utility tools provide the functionality to show all my processors or CPU temperature ~

Here is the two free tools that i used to check my CPU temperature

Core Temp

Software Name : Core Temp
Website :
Version : 0.99.3

The Core Temp does exactly what we want, it just shows temperature of each individual core in each processor in our system! It’s simple and straightforward. In addition , it’s just a standalone executable file, we just need to double click it to run the program

Core Temp Screen Shot


Software Name : SpeedFan
Website :
Version : 4.37

The SpeedFan does more than just show us the current CPU temperature, it even provides functionality to change our computer’s fan speeds according to system temperatures!

SpeedFan Screen Shot

SpeedFan other tabs are for advance user, please do not configure anything if you do not know how to configure it.

If you have any others useful tools to check the CPU temperature , please leave me a message. Thanks :)

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Are there any Java API for the same purpose?


I found HWMonitor at more light-weight and portable

Clark Hunt
Clark Hunt

Very efficiently written story. It will be useful to anybody who utilizes it, as well as me. Keep doing what you are doing – for sure i will check out more posts.


I use speedfan, and find it works very well. It helped to diagnose the problem with my PC rebooting randomly, as the temperatures it displayed were :

Temp 1 26 C (normal)
Temp 2 74 C (too hot)
Temp 3 51 C (too hot)
HD 0 40 C (normal)
HD 1 43 C (normal)

recommended software, because it eliminates a cause of potential PC problems.