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Core Temp For PC

Free Computer Temperature Monitoring Utility software

Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor CPU temperature. It displays the current PC temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system. You can easily check the real-time temperature on Windows 10 PC.

You can download CoreTemp 1.16 which is the latest version for Windows PC. This temp monitor tool supports both 32bit – 64bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 2012 Server, 2016 Server.

This tool gathers data using “Digital Thermal Sensors” which all modern CPUs have on them. This tool utilizes DTS and displays accurate CPU temperature readings than conventional onboard thermal sensors.

Classic interface

Right off the bat, when you install core temp on your PC, you’ll experience that it has a user-friendly interface. You can easily get vital temp information of your CPU in a small Window displaying all information in a symmetrical view.

If you have more than one processor installed in your system, then you can choose which processor you want to monitor. At a glance, you can see Core, threads, CPU model, and frequency, power in wattage, and TJ.Max values.

Protects PC from overheating

This tool has built-in overheating protection that prevents your PC from overheating. Core temp offers you to enable overheat protection in three ways.

  • Choose the automatic mode, that quickly notifies when a critical temperature is reached.
  • Set specific CPU temperature manually, which will automatically activate overheating protection and shuts down your PC for a while.
  • Activate If TJ.Max is reached (5 degrees below). When your system reaches that temperature, a PC pops up a notification asking you to take the necessary measures.
  • Core temp overheating protection also allows you to set a timer after which your PC will either go to sleep, hibernate, or shutdown itself.


The only drawback of using this program is that it doesn’t monitor GPU temperature. If you want to keep an eye on both CPU & GPU Temperature, then MSI AfterburnerAI Suite 3, GPU- Z are considered to be the most comprehensive PC temperature monitoring tools.

Core Temp Alternatives

If core temp doesn’t suit your taste, then you can try other free CPU Temperature Monitoring tools i.e. HWMonitor, Real Temp, HWinfo, AIDA64, and Open Hardware Monitor. These alternatives display more system information about your computer.

Is Core Temp accurate?

As already explained this tool directly reads the thermal signatures using digital thermal sensors probe inside the CPU core itself. It is very accurate as compared to other PC temperature monitors.

What is TJ Max CPU?

Thermal junction maximum is the highest temp limit that Intel CPU can attain. Once they reach a high CPU temp limit they start throttling. At this point, the CPU uses less electricity so to prevent overheating.

What does core temp do?

The Windows PC tends to overheat when you play games for long hours. That’s why you need to regularly monitor and check your PC’s CPU temperature. The Core Temp helps you in this regard because Windows OS doesn’t have any built-in utility to check PC temp. It shows you normal and maximum CPU temp in real-time.

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Download Information

  • License: Free
  • Platform: Windows OS
  • Language: English
  • File Size: 383KB – 422 KB
  • Downloads: 33,353
  • Developer: ALCPU