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How to monitor the temperature in laptop?


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#1 Wingedliond

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:45 PM

Is there an application or way to tell the temperature inside my laptop with windows 8? I tried to download some programs like "speedfan" but they had a lot of malware in them.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:02 AM

Here is one that I use, when you download, there are 32&64 bit versions.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwmonitor.html

 

Here is another that many people use.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:13 AM

Just to add on downloading programs, always go to the authors or manufacturing support site directly either by using the google search engine and typing the correct terms/words - speedfan/speedfan download/speedfan direct download, etc... http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:31 AM

I downloaded "speccy". It is showing my cpu temp is 86 degrees celsius but my task manager is showing that my cpu is under 10%. Is that temperature ok?

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JlKIXY2GSyRj5Iyke3gCZus

 

I would post task manager but I can't attach snipping tool image in this section of the forum.


Edited by Wingedliond, 28 July 2013 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

The maximum temperature is 100 degrees celsius and your CPU is close to achieving the heat zone which is not good especially if there are no heavy . task/programs running at hand. I see that AVG is installed along with Norton. Use the AVG removal tool http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities as only one protection software should be installed. Monitor the ongoing temperature and use HWMonitor (see link given above) and keep the program open. It may also come to a point where you would need to open the laptop and clean it out from dust and reapply some thermal paste for the CPU to avoid this thermal event. There are youtube videos that are available when cleaning and applying properly the paste on a laptop's processor.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

I know others may disagree, but if Norton is even half the resource hog it was when I ran it, I would also recommend uninstalling it, and using Windows Defender (Microsoft Security Essentials prior to Win8).

It works well, is free, and has a light footprint.

And, I agree with jhayz, that a thorough cleaning may be in order, it's amazing how much dust gets into our computers.

This link will give you some advice on curing overheating.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-overheating-laptop/


Edited by GB2064, 28 July 2013 - 04:11 PM.





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