Best Windows 8, Windows 10 CPU Temperature Monitor Software to Use

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If you are looking for some good monitors that will track the temperature of Windows 8/Windows 10 and also give warnings when it goes over, then you need to have a look at this collection of software that we’ve rounded up.

If you want to be updated on the temperature of your Windows 8 or Windows 10 system, then you need some good temperature monitor software to use. We’ve gone ahead and verified some of the best apps and software that you can use and highlighted them below. If you happen to know a reliable one yourself, do let us know by leaving your comment at the end of the article.

Pulseway temperature monitor app for Windows 8/Windows 10

First up is an app, because Windows 8 and Windows 10 are all about modern apps that work across many devices.

Remotely monitor and manage your IT systems securely from any smartphone or tablet. Pulseway gives you complete control of your computers and applications from anywhere, at any time. You can monitor and control Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems as well as any application using the monitoring API. Pulseway dramatically reduces the level of manual checks for support engineers and provides them with a real time status of their monitored systems. You are the first to know about any potential issues affecting your systems and can resolve those issues immediately.

This app allows you to monitor a great deal of things, such as the following:

  • Monitor the status and uptime of all computers
  • Monitor the current CPU usage and available memory
  • Monitor and start/stop/pause/restart services
  • Monitor and kill processes
  • Monitor and start/stop scheduled tasks
  • Monitor all logged in users, log them off or send them a message
  • Monitor hardware details like temperatures (system, CPU and HDD) and fan speeds (system and CPU)
  • Check and install Windows updates
  • Monitor the list of installed applications
  • Monitor performance counters
  • Execute commands in a terminal or in PowerShell
  • Monitor the external IP address and view the computer location on the map
  • Send commands to groups of computers
  • Full support for plugins and Cloud API
  • View the user screen and webcam (*subscription required)
  • Monitor and manage IIS web sites and application pools (*subscription required)
  • Manage SQL Server databases and execute SQL queries (*subscription required)
  • Manage Active Directory groups and users (*subscription required)
  • Manage Exchange server queues, users and server health (*subscription required)
  • Manage Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines (*subscription required)

Piriform Speccy

Piriform is the company responsible for giving us CCleaner, but it has some other useful products under its portfolio, such as Speccy. Besides giving you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer, including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support, it also verifies the temperatures of your different components.

Aida 64 (suggested)

Aida 64 is another professional tool that you can use to monitor the temperature of your Windows 8 or Windows 10 CPU. Here’s what it can do:

Hardware monitoring capability is an essential component of state-of-the-art diagnostic software these days. Modern computers implement several temperature and voltage sensors, and need sophisticated cooling solutions to keep both temperature and operating noise down.

AIDA64 interrogates all devices with thermal sensors, including CPU and chipset diodes, voltage regulators, memory modules, video cards, SSDs, and hard disk drives. It also shows rotation speed of installed fans, voltage and power levels, and measurements provided by UPS devices and batteries.


Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information. What makes Core Temp unique is the way it works. It is capable of displaying a temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system! You can see temperature fluctuations in real time with varying workloads. Core Temp is also motherboard agnostic.


SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature).

SpeedFan can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise. SpeedFan works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2008, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It works with Windows 64 bit too.

Let me know what you think about these solutions to monitor the temperature of your internal devices on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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