Taking care of and monitoring your computer is important. It’s always good to know what is currently going on, what percentage of storage is remaining, how much ram is being used, and for that matter even your CPU and GPU temperatures. You will want to know under different loads how cool or warm your CPU is running and also to see if it is time to get the CPU re-pasted or a new cooler for it. Whatever the case may be, here’s how to check CPU temperature on Windows 11.
Having access to details such as CPU temperatures and also being able to display them is important for a lot of people. While there are a few enthusiasts who would like to overclock or underclock their CPU to see it can perform under various loads, being able to read the temps can be useful. The temp reading can also let you know if it is time to open the desktop and give it some cleaning up. So, if you want to know how to check temperatures for your CPU, read along to know how to read and display CPU temps in Windows 11.
How to check CPU temp on Windows 11 PC
For some reason, there is no method wherein you will be able to read and display CPU temps directly. Though, if you open the Task Manager and select the Performance tab, you will be able to see the temperature for your GPU. It could be possible that with time, Windows might add a temperature reading for the CPU as well. When do we get to see that? Only time and future updates will let us know about it.
Read CPU temps from the BIOS Menu
Now, if you simply want to see at what temps does your CPU idle around, checking the BIOS menu is a great way to do so. Now, the method to enter the BIOS Menu will be different across OEMs. Though, the general method to enter the BIOS Menu is by mashing the F2 key while your computer boots up.
When you press the F2 key repeatedly as soon as the PC starts, you will be able to enter the BIOS Menu. In the menu, you will be able to read the temps for the CPU as well as the RPM of any fans that are installed on your Windows 11 PC.
Check Temps via Open Hardware Monitor
You can make use of the free open-source software called Open Hardware Monitor. This is free-to-use software that can be installed easily. You can download the software from here. Once you have the software downloaded, simply extract the folder and run the OpenHardWareMonitor.exe file.
The program runs right away and does not require to be installed. With the program open, you will be able to see all details about your CPU. The temperature values will also be shown right away.
Check Temps via HWINFO
HFINFO is another popular software that is used by popular companies to monitor computer systems. The program is free to download and is available as a portable and installer version. With the program downloaded, simply extract the folder and run the HFINFO32 or HWINFO64.exe files based on what architecture your system is on. When the program is open and running, simply click on the sensors tab.
This will open another window. Scrolling a bit down will show you the temperatures of your CPU right away. It will even show you the voltage values of your CPU.
Check Temps via HWMONITOR
HWMONITOR is a free-to-use program that has been developed by the makes of CPU-Z The program is super useful and lets you monitor all the installed hardware on your PC. The software is free to download and easy to use. With the program downloaded, you can proceed to install it on your system.
Once the program has been open you will be able to see all the details of your CPU. Like the voltage and temperatures at their maximum and minimum values.
Speccy is another program that you can use to get useful information about your Windows 11 PC. There is a free and a paid version of the program available to download. With features such as automatic updates as well as premium support being available for the paid version. Anyways, you can download Speccy from here.
With the program downloaded, install and open it up. Now, you will see a screen right away that shows you various kinds of details as well as the temperature of your storage drive and your CPU.
These are the few ways that you can use to check the temperature of your CPU in Windows 11. Well yes, it is kind of a weird thing that Windows does not have its built-in feature to measure temperatures, though we could probably see it later on as a feature in upcoming updates. For now, these third-party programs are the best to check a lot of details inclusion the temperature of your CPU as they are free to download.
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If you have checked the temps of your CPU, which one of these programs have you used, and if it isn’t on the list, which one have you used. Let us know about it in the comments below.
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