What are the best resources for monitoring CPU temperature?

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    #1SpeedFan

    SpeedFan
    Speedfan is a free program that read the temperatures of your motherboard and hard disk, changes your computer's fan speeds and read voltages and fan speeds.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Joseph Perry
    Written on April 23, 2017
    "If you need a resource to monitor your cpu temperature, fan speed, and check the status of your hardrives, Speedfan is the resource for you. It has all the tools I need to correctly control the internal specs of my computer. With Speedfan overclocking is a breeze for me!"
  2. 17

    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Monitor Computer Temperature (CPU & GPU)(Intel only)

    [TUTORIAL] How to Monitor Computer Temperature (CPU & GPU)(Intel only)
    With this video you will learn how to monitor CPU Temperature with Real Temp and GPU with MSI Afterburner. It also gives you the ideal CPU temperature ranges and other recommendations.
    Videos

    Free

    William Hill
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "I had a hard time following this video because the narrator was using many filler words such as "um, uh, yea" and repeated words. Occasionally he would mumble quietly and I couldn't tell if I was missing something important or not. This was so scattered it felt like, almost like he was learning while I was. I did not feel very confident. I think it would be harder for a beginner to follow unless there were captions added you can mute the voice."
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    #3CPU, GPU Fan speeds and temperatures tutorial with links

    CPU, GPU Fan speeds and temperatures tutorial with links
    This video shows how to monitor CPU Temperature with Speedfan. It also includes how to change fan speeds for GPU and CPU. For GPU you will have to download MSI Afterburner.
    Videos

    Free

    Jose Schultz
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "This young man is very intelligent and his Youtube video is a quick tutorial on how to check your CPU, GPU fan speeds and temperatures. You can follow along and click on what he tells you. He is very easy to understand and the video is about 7 minutes, so not much time to learn a new skill. "
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    #4Core Temp

    Core Temp
    Core Temp is a free temperature monitoring program that reports back to you a temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bobby Ortiz
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "My gaming PC is running hard often. I play at the highest settings. My CPU temp is important to monitor so you do not kill or reduce the life of the chip. Core Temp helps you monitor the temp easily. I find it useful while gaming to make sure my ranges are normal. I like this."
  2. 9

    #5Real Temp

    Real Temp
    Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program that allows you to check your CPU temperature. Its interface is very clean and friendly. It also shows other relevant information such as TJMax, CPUID, CPU load, speed in MHz, and much more.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jonathan May
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "if you use your computer for gaming, videos or any other high use program its important to avoid overheating. The most reliable way is to monitor your computers internal temp. How can you da that? "Real Temp" gives you your current status and lets you know whether to take a break before shutdown or worse. highly recommend"
  3. 7

    #6Speccy

    Speccy
    Speccy is a temperature monitoring software with a very friendly interface that lets you get a quick summary of your system components or have a more detailed report. Speccy offers a paid professional version with extra features.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- $16.70

    Christopher Davidson
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "Glad to find this. I was having issues with my computer and I think this will help get me started. I like the idea of being able to make an informed upgrade and purchasing decisions. The site is easy to understand and is very user-friendly."
  4. 5

    #7Motadata

    Motadata

    Motadata is a software that allows users to track and analyze a large quantity of data and use the analyses to resolve some issues in a system using a single unified platform. It is designed to handle more than 1 billion events in just seconds.

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

    Lori Stanley
    Written on July 28, 2018
    "in the software is liked in the analyze of the quantity of data base if any out of the resolve some of the using to the media of the software"
  5. 5

    #8Control Fan Speeds With SpeedFan

    Control Fan Speeds With SpeedFan
    This video shows you how to control CPU & GPU fan speeds and how to increase and decrease the fan speeds for both the CPU & GPU with SpeedFan.
    Videos

    Free

    Paul Medina
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "My laptop has a real problem getting hot since the fan broke not too long ago. When it got too hot, it stopped the whole thing from working and would shut off the computer. When I found SpeedFan, I was impressed! It helped me control the fan speeds to I know it never overheated, but would still keep my computer cool enough to always run!"
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    #9Open Hardware Monitor

    Open Hardware Monitor
    Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source program that monitors your CPU temperature, fan speeds, voltages and much more. Once you have started it up, it will display all the information about your hardware components.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Brenda Barnett
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "This is such a useful tool. I love being able to access direct information about my system and monitor its performance. I feel like I'm more aware of how my system is operating overall. Definitely recommend!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for monitoring CPU temperature
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpeedFanSoftware 21 Free
2[TUTORIAL] How to Monitor Computer Temperature (CPU & GPU)(Intel only)Videos 17 Free
3CPU, GPU Fan speeds and temperatures tutorial with linksVideos 11 Free
4Core TempSoftware 9 Free
5Real TempSoftware 9 Free
6SpeccySoftware 7 Free
7MotadataSoftware 5 Paid
8Control Fan Speeds With SpeedFanVideos 5 Free
9Open Hardware MonitorSoftware 1 Free
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