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Recommend a free temperature-monitoring utility for cores + video card, on Vista?

My friend has a problem. His computer turns off itself time to time. We suspect something is overheating, but we need to check it for sure. Is there some application (for Windows) which can monitor temperatures and store it to disk in realtime, so it is available for reading after the crash?

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marked as duplicate by Dennis Williamson, studiohack Feb 19 '11 at 4:59

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There is a whole bunch simply google for 'windows temperature log howto'. I'm not using windows and can't say anything about those progs. – Darokthar Feb 18 '11 at 19:39
Possible duplicate of Recommend a free temperature-monitoring utility for cores + video card, on Vista?. Speedfan can do logging. – Dennis Williamson Feb 18 '11 at 19:43

Disregard. That has no option to log, much less automatically, history.

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From a long-time and very happy user, I think you should try SpeedFan. Very lightweight, yet does what you want and much more.

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Having a similar problem to OP's friend, and have just installed SpeedFan on my laptop to log temps. Thanks for the rec! – dgw Jul 20 '13 at 7:37

You could try using PerfMon and some sort of temperature plugin or app that exposes its data to PerfMon.

A quick Google search turned up this app: Apparently it can read by PerfMon. So what you'd want to do is set up the temperature monitoring tool, then set up PerfMon to capture the data and log it to disk. Of course if the tool itself can write the data to disk, you could skip the PerfMon pert altogether.

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