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


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 Tobin
    Aug 19, 2013 at 0:41
  • this is the screenshot from their homepage and it looks like this is Windows 7. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:56
  • I know it's Windows 7. I'm just wondering what program saves the shadow with the screenshot.
    – Cole Tobin
    Aug 19, 2013 at 4:35
  • @Cole"Cole9"Johnson Something like WinSnap
    – jjiceman
    Aug 25, 2013 at 21:18

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

  • 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, 2014 at 9:12
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    It also installs 'Search Protect' malware that hijacks web browsers. Don't go anywhere near it.
    – Kim
    Nov 28, 2014 at 18:53

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