Wondering how to check the temperature of your CPU? On the Internet you’ll find many free tools for measuring CPU temperature. One of such utility tool is Real Temp, which offers a clean interface to monitor the core temperature of your CPU. RealTemp not only displays core temperature, but also presents other relevant information such as TJMax, CPUID, CPU load, speed in MHz etc. It also comes with a calibration option, which can help in determining close to accurate temperature. Real Temp supports all Intel single core, dual core, quad core and Core i7 processors.
How Real Temp works?
Modern processors are shipped with digital thermal sensor (DTS). Those sensors reports temperature information relative to TJMax – the maximum safe temperature level of the CPU. Using tools like Real Temp you can easily monitor the core temperature of your CPU. If the value of TJMax is available, we could calculate core temperature by subtracting TJmax from DTS (TJMax – DTS). For calculating close to real temperature, Real Temp comes with options like Sensor Test and XS Bench.
How to use Real Temp?
Real Temp is a freeware portable application. So, no installation required. Simply download the package from the download link below and extract the content in a folder.The run the file named RealTemp.exe. Instantly it will run and display you temperature information. By default, temperature is displayed in left most System Tray icon. In the main program window information such as CPU data (ID, speed, load etc.), temperature, distance to TJMax, Minimum, Maximum and Thermal status are presented. Want to do some a benchmarking? Use the XS Bench button. The reset button can be used for resetting minimum and maximum value. You can customize various options by using the Settings button. You can even set an alarm, which will ring when temperature (CPU & GPU) reaches the level defined by you.
RealTemp is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64 bit). RealTemp will work on computers with Intel single core, dual core, quad core and Core i7 processors. It won’t work on systems with Intel Pentium 4 and AMD CPUs.