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How can I measure my computer temperature?

On my previous PC I have used some gadgets to measure the temperature.

How can I measure it on Windows 8?

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My motherboard manufacturer (ASUS) makes software that does that and runs on Windows 8. –  Mark Allen Dec 5 '12 at 23:13
See superuser.com/questions/2119/…. Most of these should still work on Windows 8. –  Brad Patton Dec 5 '12 at 23:38

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I use Speccy by Piriform. It does more than just CPU temp.

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I use OpenHardwareMonitor which adds a Gadget you can customize

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What program did you use to capture the screenshot with the shadow behind them? I see them everywhere, but I can never find a program that does. –  Cole Johnson Aug 19 '13 at 0:41
this is the screenshot from their homepage and it looks like this is Windows 7. –  magicandre1981 Aug 19 '13 at 3:56
I know it's Windows 7. I'm just wondering what program saves the shadow with the screenshot. –  Cole Johnson Aug 19 '13 at 4:35
@Cole"Cole9"Johnson Something like WinSnap –  jjiceman Aug 25 '13 at 21:18

I have always used third party software to monitor temperatures. See if this work in Windows 8 on desktop mode: CoreTemp

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Yep - this works in windows 8. It also works a bit like a gadget in that it will silently stay in the background when minimized and pop up an alert when the temp reaches a critical point. –  Steve Mc Jan 7 '14 at 9:12
It also installs 'Search Protect' malware that hijacks web browsers. Don't go anywhere near it. –  Kim Nov 28 '14 at 18:53

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