RealTemp Monitors CPU and GPU Temperature
March 21, 2010 | Filed under Software;
Building a computer with good airflow is very important so that the heat won’t get stuck somewhere in the computer and heats up all the hardware components. Overheating can cause the electronics to burn out and shortening the life span of the hardware. After working on the proper airflow and also installing enough fans, the next thing you should know is what are the temperature for your processor and graphics card.
Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core and Quad Core processors. Each core on these processors has a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that reports temperature data relative to TjMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU. As your CPU heats up, your Distance to TjMax will decrease. If it reaches zero your processor will start to throttle or slow down so maximizing your distance away from TjMax will help your computer run at full speed and more reliably too.
One of the useful feature in Real Temp is it can calibrate for each core of your CPU to get the most accurate readings. It is also possible to test the DTS sensors if it is faulty or not.
Real Temp is a free portable application and no installation is required nor does it writes anything to the registry. Just download, extract and run RealTemp.exe. If you have a compatible NVIDIA graphics card, Real Temp is able to read the temperature for the GPU.