How to Check the Processor (CPU), Video Card (GPU) or Hard Disk (HDD) Temperature 🌡️ 💻 💊


Hello everybody! This video will help you learn the temperature
of processor, video card or hard disk of your computer. It can also tell you about why it rises and
how to cool your hardware. Any device works within its specific temperature
range. If the temperature of processor, video card
or hard disk of your computer rises, it can result in unstable work or even breakdown. How can you learn their temperatures? Initially, you can see all information about
the work of your system in BIOS or UEFI (depending on its configuration). There is already a video on how to get into
BIOS or UEFI in our channel. You will find the link in the description:. All you need is to get to BIOS or UEFI, then
find the necessary information in the following tabs, depending on the model of your motherboard:
• PC Health Status (or just Status) • Hardware Monitor (H/W Monitor, or just
Monitor) • Power
• and so on. In many motherboards with UEFI and a graphical
interface, the information on the processor temperature is shown in the main screen. The minus of this method is that you can’t
see the processor temperature when it is loaded (because while you are in BIOS, the processor
is idle), and the shown information is only true for idle-state temperatures. That is why the more convenient way to monitor
the temperature of processor, video card or hard disk of your computer is to use special
software. There are lots of such programs, and often
they are fee-paying. That is why we will have a look at the three
most popular ones. The first is AIDA64, previously known as Everest. • To use it, go to the developer’s website
and download it (find the link in the description, then start it. Please note that the program is not free but
it offers a trial period of 30 days. • Then go to the menu on the left to find
Computer / Sensor • Here, AIDA64 shows the data received from
sensors installed in the computer. • In the section Temperatures, we can see
what we are looking for – how hot the devices are:
– CPU / Core – the temperature of processor cores. As a rule, the processor temperature is based
on the hottest core. – SanDisk – hard disk temperature
– as my computer has an integrated video adapter, its temperature is shown in CPU GT Cores – the
temperature of the processor’s graphics. – If this computer had a discrete video card,
it would also have a line GPU Diode which would show its temperature. The second one is from another well-known
developer – Piriform Speccy. It has a free version. Find the link to the website in the description:
• First of all, download and install Speccy. • After the program is launched, you will
see absolutely all information about the computer. • It includes the temperatures of the central
processor, hard disk and graphics. In my case, the last one is not shown as my
video card is integrated. Now it’s time for the third free program
named CPUID HWMonitor. Find the link to the program’s website in
the description: • As well as the two previous programs,
after launching HWMonitor shows you main characteristics of your computer’s equipment. • Among others, we can see processor temperature,
• hard disk temperature, • and video card temperature. It is interesting but the two other programs
could not show the temperature of the integrated video in my computer. Now, what temperature of processor, video
card or hard disk of a computer is OK? Processor manufacturers set their own limits
to CPU temperatures, but generally speaking, • the processor should have up to 40°C
when idle, and up to 70°C under load. Anything hotter that than is critical. • For a video card, 40°C when idle is OK,
and up to 80°C under load is still normal. • For a hard disk, the figures are from
40°C to 50°C. I would like to emphasize that these are average
figures, and you should go to your device manufacturer’s website for particular details. How can you do that? For example:
• Let’s take the name of the processor in your PC from one of the diagnostic utilities
we have just seen. • Use a search engine to find its specifications
in the manufacturer’s official website. • Go to the corresponding website (in our
case, Intel) • and look for the temperature figures we
need. • TCase – Critical Temperature – is the
maximal temperature allowed in the integrated heat spreader (IHS) of the processor. • As we can see, for this processor it is
72.6 °C. Anything higher than that would be critical. I want you to understand that this value will
be different even for different modifications of devices from one manufacturer. In the same way, you can find the maximal
or critical temperature for any device. I strongly recommend using manufacturer official
websites. Here are the symptoms that can tell you the
computer is getting overheated: • Everything begins when the noise from
your system case or laptop increases. Heat sinks are slowly collecting dust and
coolers have to work faster to maintain normal temperature, which makes more noise. It’s the first sign that things go wrong. • If you ignore that, the cooling system
gives way and now performance falls. The computer is getting slower. The system deliberately reduces performance
of its hardware or certain components to keep temperatures within normal range. It’s a kind of a protective function. • Sometimes you can get blue screens, restarts
or shutdowns at the most interesting moment in your game. It’s a clear sign that it’s time to open
the system case and check the cooling system. If the computer is under warranty, you should
take it to a service center. Read our blog to learn how to recover data
after a computer shuts down or restarts (find the link in the description): • The last stage is when an overheated part
breaks down. It mostly happens because a cooling system
fails. For example, when a cooler on a video card
stops working. To make sure it never happens:
• Monitor the temperature of main devices in your desktop or laptop. • Pay attention to how your computer works
and regularly clean it from dirt and dust, • and if necessary, replace the thermal
interface that connects the heatsinks with the parts that become hot when they work. If you found this video useful, click the
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3 thoughts on “How to Check the Processor (CPU), Video Card (GPU) or Hard Disk (HDD) Temperature 🌡️ 💻 💊

  1. This video will help you learn the temperature of processor, video card or hard disk of your computer. It can also tell you about why it rises and how to cool your hardware.

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