Monitor your computer's temperature

monitor computer temperature
monitor computer temperature

Last updated: July 10, 2023

Your Windows 10 computer generates a high temperature? Does your fan make a peculiar noise and make a hell of a racket? Your PC displays blue screen nonstop ? Here is a tip that will allow you to monitor the temperature of your components and reduce it to avoiddamage your pc.

To effectively monitor the temperature of your PC and prevent your PC gets too hot, you will need a very useful little software called "SpeedFan". An ideal software to monitor the health of your computer. It is available free for Windows XP / Vista / 7/8/10.

SpeedFan monitors your computer's fan speeds, temperatures and supply voltages. This program can also access hard drive information to display their temperatures. It will also indicate the temperature of the memory and the processor.

Thanks to SpeedFan, you will be able to define alert thresholds, when the temperature is too high (above 65 ° C) and could damage your components, in particular the processor, the motherboard, your RAM memories and your Graphic card. When such a threshold is reached, it is better then turn off your PC and let it cool down a bit.

Know the temperature of your PC under Windows 10

1. First of all, download SpeedFan for free and proceed with its installation. Once the installation is complete, click "Close" and launch the program from the Start menu or from your desktop.

2. A help window appears. Click on the Close button. The temperature of the components of your computer is then displayed:


  • HD 0 represents the main hard drive of your computer (HD 1 for the second hard drive, HD2 the third, etc.)
  • Core 0 represents the first core of your computer's processor (Core 1 for the second, etc.)
  • Temp is the temperature of the processor at startup, which can be useful for comparison.

3. Then, to configure and set the maximum temperatures, click on the "Configure" button. Then open the "Temperature" tab and click on the first HD element, HD0 for example.

You will enter the maximum temperatures in the “Warning” field. These maximum temperatures are:

  • 50 for hard disks (HDO)
  • 65 for processors (CPU)


In case of overheating, the best is to dust off your computer. Dust accumulates quickly inside, it clogs and hinders ventilation, and therefore increases heat. Dusting your computer plays a role in cooling the computer.