- Hi, I just brought an alienware laptop and was wondering if there are any in-built hardware monitoring software to check the temperature?I usually use cpuid hwmonitor but if there are any in-built software or methods, then it should be more accurate.
- Checking your CPU’s temperature can be done in two ways. One uses Windows 10’s built-in BIOS (also called UEFI). The other option is to use a free tool called Core Temp. Let’s start with the second option, using Core Temp, because it's easier.
This thermometer is a measurement device using USB port to connect to a computer or other machines. It can measure the temperature of the machine and the environment accurately. It can be use in computer room, weather, environment and special environment temperature testing. Supply API function for all of win OS Email, MSN remote view. Measure CPU temperature in BIOS or UEFI To enter the BIOS or UEFI of your computer you will need to press a specific key just when you turn on the computer, before it loads Windows. Normally this button is said on the manufacturer's screen as soon as you restart it, and it is usually F2, F10 or Delete.
No matter whether you have a laptop or a PC, keeping the temperature of your components in check is essential.
Usually, you get to know the health of your system by gauging the temperature because most of the problems start from overheating.
In this article, we shall help you check the temperature of your computer components.
Use Intel/AMD Utilities
Depending on the processor you have on board, you can choose to use the utility programs developed by the manufacturer.
For Intel processors, you can use Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. And, for AMD processors, you will find an AMD System Monitor.
These utilities might give you other features – but it may not be intuitive enough or if you want to get more details on the voltage/temperature of all the components individually, you can try the next solution below.
HWMonitor is the simplest (and the most useful) software you will find to view the voltages, temperatures, and fan speed. Simply download the setup file available for free through their official download page. You can also opt for the pro version for some extended features.
Use Your Motherboard’s Utility Software
Depending on your motherboard, you can download the software utility by your manufacturer to check the temperature of your computer components.
For instance, there’s an App Center software for Gigabyte motherboards where you can use the System Information Viewer to check the temperatures and other relevant details. Similarly, you will find utility tools for MSI, ASUS, and so on.
You can also set a warning limit for temperatures – as you can see in the image above.
You might be able to use the tools no matter what motherboard you have – but we would recommend you download the utilities by your motherboard manufacturer.
What’s The Ideal Temperature For Your Computer Components?
Normally, without intensive tasks, if the temperatures you observe are well-below 55 °C, you have nothing to worry about.
And, in case you are playing a game, processing a video or performing any resource-intensive task, note that the temperature does not exceed 80 °C.
It is also worth noting that you need a good case for your PC for the best airflow/cooling. If it’s a laptop, you can refer to one of our older articles highlighting the reasons why your laptop overheats.
If you are not sure how to choose a good case/cabinet/chassis for your PC, take a look at this video below:
Now that you know how to monitor and check your system’s temperature, you should keep a close eye on it whenever you perform a resource-intensive task just to be sure.
If you notice abnormal temperatures for a specific component, go ahead and contact the manufacturer to get advice on aftersales support to help fix the issue.
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Whether it’s a thermometer or a thermocouple, different kinds of sensors measure temperature
Temperature is defined as the energy level of matter which can be evidenced by some change in that matter. Temperature measuring sensors come in a wide variety and have one thing in common: they all measure temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.
The seven basic types of temperature measurement sensors discussed here are thermocouples, resistive temperature devices (RTDs, thermistors), infrared radiators, bimetallic devices, liquid expansion devices, molecular change-of-state and silicon diodes.
Thermocouples are voltage devices that indicate temperature measurement with a change in voltage. As temperature goes up, the output voltage of the thermocouple rises - not necessarily linearly.
Often the thermocouple is located inside a metal or ceramic shield that protects it from exposure to a variety of environments. Metal-sheathed thermocouples also are available with many types of outer coatings, such as Teflon, for trouble-free use in acids and strong caustic solutions.
2. Resistive Temperature Measuring Devices
Resistive temperature measuring devices also are electrical. Rather than using a voltage as the thermocouple does, they take advantage of another characteristic of matter which changes with temperature - its resistance. The two types of resistive devices we deal with at OMEGA Engineering, Inc., in Stamford, Conn., are metallic, resistive temperature devices (RTDs) and thermistors.
In general, RTDs are more linear than are thermocouples. They increase in a positive direction, with resistance going up as temperature rises. On the other hand, the thermistor has an entirely different type of construction. It is an extremely nonlinear semiconductive device that will decrease in resistance as temperature rises.
3. Infrared Sensors
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Infrared sensors are non-contacting sensors. As an example, if you hold up a typical infrared sensor to the front of your desk without contact, the sensor will tell you the temperature of the desk by virtue of its radiation–probably 68°F at normal room temperature.
In a non-contacting measurement of ice water, it will measure slightly under 0°C because of evaporation, which slightly lowers the expected temperature reading.
4. Bimetallic Devices
Bimetallic devices take advantage of the expansion of metals when they are heated. In these devices, two metals are bonded together and mechanically linked to a pointer. When heated, one side of the bimetallic strip will expand more than the other. And when geared properly to a pointer, the temperature measurement is indicated.
Advantages of bimetallic devices are portability and independence from a power supply. However, they are not usually quite as accurate as are electrical devices, and you cannot easily record the temperature value as with electrical devices like thermocouples or RTDs; but portability is a definite advantage for the right application.
Thermometers are well-known liquid expansion devices also used for temperature measurement. Generally speaking, they come in two main classifications: the mercury type and the organic, usually red, liquid type. The distinction between the two is notable, because mercury devices have certain limitations when it comes to how they can be safely transported or shipped.
For example, mercury is considered an environmental contaminant, so breakage can be hazardous. Be sure to check the current restrictions for air transportation of mercury products before shipping.
6. Change-of-state Sensors
Change-of-state temperature sensors measure just that– a change in the state of a material brought about by a change in temperature, as in a change from ice to water and then to steam. Commercially available devices of this type are in the form of labels, pellets, crayons, or lacquers.
For example, labels may be used on steam traps. When the trap needs adjustment, it becomes hot; then, the white dot on the label will indicate the temperature rise by turning black. The dot remains black, even if the temperature returns to normal.
Change-of-state labels indicate temperature measurement in °F and °C. With these types of devices, the white dot turns black when exceeding the temperature shown; and it is a nonreversible sensor which remains black once it changes color. Temperature labels are useful when you need confirmation that temperature did not exceed a certain level, perhaps for engineering or legal reasons during shipment. Because change-of-state devices are nonelectrical like the bimetallic strip, they have an advantage in certain applications. Some forms of this family of sensors (lacquer, crayons) do not change color; the marks made by them simply disappear. The pellet version becomes visually deformed or melts away completely.
Limitations include a relatively slow response time. Therefore, if you have a temperature spike going up and then down very quickly, there may be no visible response. Accuracy also is not as high as with most of the other devices more commonly used in industry. However, within the realm of application where you need a non-reversing indication that does not require electrical power, they are very practical.
Other labels which are reversible operate on quite a different principle using a liquid crystal display. The display changes from black color to a tint of brown or blue or green, depending on the temperature achieved.
For example, a typical label is all black when below the temperatures that are sensed. As the temperature measurement rises, a color will appear at, say, the 33°F spot–first as blue, then green, and finally brown as it passes through the designated temperature. In any particular liquid crystal device, you usually will see two color spots adjacent to each other– the blue one slightly below the temperature indicator, and the brown one slightly above. This lets you estimate the temperature as being, say, between 85° and 90°F.
Although it is not perfectly precise, it does have the advantages of being a small, rugged, nonelectrical indicator that continuously updates temperature measurement.
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7. Silicon Diode
The silicon diode sensor is a device that has been developed specifically for the cryogenic temperature range. Essentially, they are linear devices where the conductivity of the diode increases linearly in the low cryogenic regions.
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Whatever sensor you select, it will not likely be operating by itself. Since most sensor choices overlap in temperature range and accuracy, selection of the sensor will depend on how it will be integrated into a system.
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This article was originally published on Dec. 28, 2000. It has been revised for clarity.