How To Monitor Your GPU and CPU Temperature [Simple Guide]

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if your gaming rig feels like it's

caught the flu then the first thing you

should do is take its temperature after

all overheating is the main culprit

behind hardware failure so checking your

hardware's temperature can go a long way

in prolonging your device's longevity

luckily for us there are a bunch of ways

to monitor the temperature of your CPU

and your GPU will be listing a couple in

this video so let's begin the easiest

and most basic way to check the

temperature of your CPU is through your

motherboards BIOS to access the BIOS all

you need to do is turn on or restart

your computer and start pressing the

Delete key during the boot up sequence

until it pops up simple right

not every BIOS will look the same

especially with gaming motherboards but

they're all fairly simple to navigate

just go over the different tabs until

you see the CPU settings and you'll see

the temperature there and don't let the

BIOS intimidate you if you've never used

it it will always display a prompt

asking you whether you wish to save any

changes so you don't need to worry about

accidentally changing something that you

shouldn't of course the downside to

using BIOS to check the CPU temperature

is that you need to restart your

computer every time you want to do it

that's where the other solution in this

video comes in most CPUs and GPUs come

with their own overclocking utilities

that you probably already have installed

even if you don't know it for CPUs there

are the rise and master and the extreme

tuning utility they're both pretty

straightforward and in addition to

checking the temperature offer extensive

overclocking options however it is best

to stay away from these if you're

already experiencing problems with

overheating when it comes to GPUs you're

presented with even more options AMD and

NVIDIA offer their own control panels

the AMD control center and the Nvidia

control panel again you probably already

have these installed but if not you can

easily download them from the official

sites as part of the driver packages

additionally graphics card manufactures


to include their own overclocking

utilities which also function as

temperature monitors given that all of

these utilities are compatible even with

the graphics card made by other

manufacturers you're left with a

plethora of options here for example you

can always use the MSI Afterburner

on an Asus card instead of the Asus GPU

tweak on the other hand if you need an

all-in-one solution open hardware

monitor is an excellent free program

that you can download via the link in

the description it's an open source

program that's still in beta but it's

more than capable of showing you the

temperature of your hardware what's more

it's compatible with all Intel CPUs up

until kb lake although it doesn't

officially support coffee lake or zen

architectures yet i know it's not a

flawless program which is to be expected

seeing as it's still in beta but it's

lightweight free and remarkably easy to

use to check both the CPU and the GPU

temperatures still knowing the

temperature of your hardware is good and

all but it's just the first step it's

just as important that you know why

you're facing the overheating issue in

the first place and how you can get rid

of it and the problem is more often than

not dust buildup every computer that

relies in active cooling is bound to

eventually accumulate large amounts of

dust and this can greatly impede the

cooling systems effectiveness the only

thing left to do when that happens is to

clean it we've written articles to guide

you through this process for both

desktop PCs and laptops so check the

links in the description if you want to

see those if you're watching this in the

future we probably already have videos

for these processes as well if the

problem isn't dust buildup then you're

likely dealing with either poor airflow

or a defective Hardware if it's the

former you should make sure that there

is proper ventilation the size of the

computer case should not be obstructed

and if the power supply is located at

the bottom of the case

make sure it's placed on a solid surface

instead of say a rug as for defective

Hardware most of the time it's

the cooler or the heat generating

component that needs fixing after I left

the CPU or the GPU themselves gave out

you'd know it

a CPU cooler is fairly easy to replace

but if it's the GPUs fans that mean

fixing you should probably turn to a

professional finally if all else fails a

great way to improve the airflow in your

PC's case is with additional fans

they're pretty affordable and sure to

drop the temperature inside your case

and that's pretty much that these aren't

the only options out there but if all

you need to do is monitor the

temperature every now and again if you

don't need to bother with more powerful

software such as a 264 as always we hope

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