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Good software for measuring computer temperature?

I was wondering how to get live update of CPU temperature in Windows XP. Any recommendations for such softwares?

I have heard that Everest is one choice. But after I installed it, I don't find it provides constantly-updating CPU temperature but only static value in its user interface (under computer -> sensor), neither does it show the temperature as tray icon after minimizing its user interface. Am I missing something?

Thanks!

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Hello, if you think it is duplicate, then you must know what software can live update CPU temperature and also can sit as a tray icon? –  Tim Nov 14 '10 at 15:34
    
If you don't know the answer to my question, then how can you claim it is duplicate?? –  Tim Nov 14 '10 at 15:36

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I've used SpeedFan for this in the past. Will give you temperatures and also can site in the tray w/ current temp(s) displayed.

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Thanks! Do you know the difference between Temp1 and Core shown in SpeedFan? Whose temperature is more important? –  Tim Nov 14 '10 at 17:30
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Generally, the "core" temps are the ones you would care the most about as that's the processor core itself (or multiples for many multi-core procs). Other reported temps could include chipsets, ambient case temps, video cards and even drives. –  Chris_K Nov 14 '10 at 22:02

I would recommend a very handy software : Speccy by Piriform software company. This software not only shows the live update of CPU temperature but also many other utilities like hard drive temperature, graphics and motherboard information. It is basically a system information utility written for Windows platform. You can get it here: Speccy by Piriform

All the best.

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Is Speccy live updating CPU temperature? I don't see this on the webpage. –  Tim Nov 14 '10 at 15:29
    
Did you download it and use it? After installing it just click the bar near the temperature it shows. It would show the progress of the temperature like how the performance is shown in task manager. –  gansai Nov 14 '10 at 15:42
    
I did not because it is not free... –  Tim Nov 14 '10 at 15:45
    
It is a freeware. Check it out at filehippo in the following link: filehippo.com/download_speccy –  gansai Nov 14 '10 at 15:49
    
Thank you, Gansai –  Tim Nov 14 '10 at 17:31

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