How to check computer temperature

Level of difficulty: EASY

While working on the computer for long hours, it is common for the computer to get warm as the CPU produces heat but if you find that your computer is overheating, then something might be the problem with the temperature of the hard drive, the CPU or some other component of the hardware. What you have to do is check it as ignoring this problem if it is taking place consistently will damage many of the electronic components and the internal circuits will get destroyed. Too much heat will burn out CPU. The normal temperature of the CPU would be anywhere between 30 to 60 degrees Celsius, if it is higher than that, it is best to get the computer checked for the problem. There are a few ways how to take care of this problem and check your computer temperature.

Materials Needed:
- Computer Hardware
Step 1
Use BIOS to check the temperature of the computer. All BIOS do not have a temperature monitor so you have to see which one works. To use BIOS, you have to turn the computer on, and let it start booting, and a line will come up which is 'Press F2 to Enter Setup', but you could have to use F1 or F10 button. Now press on that button, it will help you enter BIOS, then a tab will come up such as 'Hardware Monitors' or maybe 'PC Health', it is there that the temperature can be shown. Usually when your computer is much active, that is when the problem might occur, that is get heated, so while you are on BIOS there is not much activity on the computer, so the actual temperature might not show.
Step 2
There are software programs available on the internet which can be downloaded and installed and then used to show the temperature within the operating system. You will find quite a few of them, if you do a thorough search, you can come up with one of the best software available on websites. After you have downloaded and installed the program, run it and to check the temperature, click on' Hardware' in sensors tab in Computer, then sensor in Everest.
Step 3
Another way to solve this problem is by minimizing the room temperature, use thermal casing for the computer and enhance the computer case for air flow internally.


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