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Program for monitoring CPU temp in Windows?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by laptoppop, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. laptoppop

    laptoppop Guest

    Is there a good program (preferably freeware, if possible) for monitoring the CPU temperature? Right now the only way I know of is to go into my bios setup menus. I'm running Windows XP. I wouldn't be suprised if its built into Windows somewhere - I just haven't found it. ;)

    -lee-
     
  2. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    SiSoft SANDRA is a great set of tools to measure more or less all aspects of your PC's performance (including CPU and MoBo temps) and it is free. You have to specifically run it to find out the temperature (so it is not a little applet that monitors it all the time) but I think it is pretty accurate.

    Anyway, most performance testers at overclocker websites use SANDRA. Just give it a try. I think you will find it useful.

    HTH,

    MisterBlue.
     
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    CPU Idle is another one that is dedicated to just that without having to go through a confusing Sandra interface!

    Sandra is great for everything but if you want to just do that one aspect CPU Idle would be the way to go

    Opus
     
  4. RobyG

    RobyG Guest

    You should be able to download a proprietary program from your motherboard manufacturer's website....in most cases :)
     
  5. laptoppop

    laptoppop Guest

    Thanks! I downloaded Sandra - darn cool (sorry about the pun!)

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  6. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Actually, CPUIdle is not free, it's shareware ($30/30Euro) for the WinXP version. You can test it for 30 days but then you have to register.

    MisterBlue.
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Yup, I didn't say it was free! lol :D

    Opus :D
     

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