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Use a third-party application called Real Temp to monitor the temperature of your CPU. Install the application on your system, and simply run the program to begin monitoring. More »

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CPUID's HWMonitor software is a free download that keeps track of personal computer systems, such as voltages, fan speed and the temperature of various internal devices. The purpose of the hardware monitor is to maintain... More »

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The main reason a computer turns off without warning is overheating. If the CPU, processor or any other component gets too hot, the computer shuts off to protect all its components from the heat. More »

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A CPU test examines the hardware specifications, temperature range and stability of a central processing unit in a computer. It first detects the CPU of the system and then puts it under a heavy workload to see whether o... More »

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While ideal temperature ranges vary between CPU brands and models, most processors should run between 70 and 90 degrees Celsius. Modern processors should not exceed 95 degrees C. More »

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To overclock a CPU, install and launch an overclocking utility, increase the CPU speed by 1 degree, restart the computer, check the CPU settings, gradually increase them, then reduce the settings by 2 or 3 degrees. This ... More »

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A Central Processing Unit, or CPU, is the piece of hardware in a computer that carries out computer programs by performing arithmetical and logical operations. The CPU of a modern computer is contained on a single chip c... More »

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