Solved

how to check processor temperature while Win7 is running

Posted on 2011-09-08
14
485 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I swapped fans and want to monitor processor temps for a little while. How to do that while Win7 is running?
0
Comment
Question by:rodynetwork
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • +2
14 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Matthew Kelly earned 500 total points
ID: 36507229
There are a few free apps such as: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ and http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

I have used CoreTemp before (and have it installed on my PC).

My CPU's are Core #0 86F and Core #1  88F
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:dbrunton
ID: 36507278
0
 

Author Comment

by:rodynetwork
ID: 36507309
Ok. Downloaded that. Works great. Thanks.  

What can I do to really heat up my processor?  I spent a couple minutes running the most intensive thing I have and it never used more than 58% of any of the cores adn the max temp stayed at 30C. Is there some online test or stress thing that I can run via IE?
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Matthew Kelly
ID: 36507335
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:buzzyclonecattleman
ID: 36507339
S&M FPU test
Works fast
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Matthew Kelly
ID: 36507345
Prime95 is definitely the best out there, as it states in the Wikipedia article: "Moreover, a large proportion of system overclockers and enthusiasts favor Prime95 over other benchmarking suites because Prime95 pushes the CPU's floating point units extremely hard, causing the CPU to become extremely hot. In addition, Prime95 stresses a computer far more than the majority of software based torture-suites. The nature of this is because the operating system usually shuts down the floating-point unit when unused by other programs, whereas Prime95 is well-optimized to continuously and effectively thread the FPU, causing it to be deeply pipelined, thereby generating significantly more heat because of elevated power consumption under the massive workload conditions. In CPUs which are not adequately cooled, errors are likely to occur. Prime95 also constantly accesses main memory at up to 60 MB per second. This constant activity will detect memory problems that other programs will not."
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:buzzyclonecattleman
ID: 36507356
http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/be_cpu.html

Sorry forgot link, you don't want to be searching that too much ;)

There is nothing online that can test just your CPU without affecting other things.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Feebleminder
ID: 36507399
This is a great benchmark software, also.

http://www.sisoftware.net/
0
 

Author Comment

by:rodynetwork
ID: 36507408
Sweet! I am turning into a geek.

Running Prime now, all cores are at 100% and temp is 42C.  This is an AMD AthlonII x4 630.  I guess 42C is Ok, right?
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Matthew Kelly
ID: 36507421
0
 

Author Comment

by:rodynetwork
ID: 36507434
This computer must be something else.  It is showing all four cores at 100% and I am doing other stuff while Prime is running and I can hardly tell.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Feebleminder
ID: 36507745
okay....for S&G i ran this but left it running for a few hours...(I know...very bad???) What could be the downside of letting it run for that long????
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:buzzyclonecattleman
ID: 36511921
S&M, depends on your settings in the FPU test but there are some safeguards if you know your cpu's max temp specs.  If you do another shorter one up to the spec's you are most likely just fine.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Feebleminder
ID: 36512088
I checked everything out and all is working fine. Temps fine and no hiccups or glitches.

Thanks for the response.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question