If you run resource-intensive applications on your computer or laptop, you need to make sure that your processor does not overheat. You probably also want to know which applications tend to increase the temperature of your computer’s or laptop’s CPU. If you have recently built a PC, it is a good idea to test is to make sure nothing overheats and that all fans and coolers work as expected. This is why using CPUTempWatch is very important if you suspect your CPU may be running at high temperatures needlessly.
This simple little program is designed to help you monitor the temperature of various Intel Core, Core 2, i3, i5, i7, and Atom processors. It gathers information from various sensors and displays it in real time in an easy to understand format. You can view the temperature in a graph, so you can track the fluctuations easily for testing purposes. For example, you launch one of the latest games and see how the temperature of the CPU is affected.
If it goes too high, something may be wrong with your cooler or the thermal paste. The program must be run with administrator permissions to work correctly. For this, you need to right-click the executable and choose “Run as administrator” from the context menu. This nifty little program works on all Windows versions from Windows 98 to Windows 8. It has not been tested under Windows 10. Also, a 64-bit version exists for 64-bit Windows operating systems.
CPUTempWatch is a very simple tool that is only able to monitor the temperature of your CPU. It does not save the temperatures and can’t export any kinds of reports. Unlike Open Hardware Monitor and HWMonitor, this small program displays only the temperature of the processor in a graph.
You aren’t bombarded with information from all sensors when you just need to check one temperature.