Is your computerâ€™s CPU too hot? If your PC starts spontaneously shutting down, locking up, or acting sluggish during intense tasks, overheating could be the issue. Keeping tabs on your CPU temperatures is crucial when youâ€™re overclocking your PCâ€™s processor, tooâ€”you donâ€™t want to accidentally push the performance pedal too far to the metal when youâ€™re supercharging your pricey Core i9-10900K.
Bizarrely, Windows doesnâ€™t offer any way to check your computerâ€™s CPU temperature. You could dive into your systemâ€™s BIOS to find the information, but thatâ€™s a lot of hassle to find a simple sensor reading. Fortunately, several free programs exist that make it easy to see your processorâ€™s temperature.