How to check your graphics card’s GPU temperature

    How sizzling is your PC’s graphics card temperature? During regular operations, your GPU temperature shouldn’t matter a lot—your graphics card ought to merely drive displays and play video games with out overheating and shutting down. But you probably have an older PC, or if you wish to try your hand at graphics card overclocking, with the ability to monitor your GPU temperature is important.

    The excellent news? Checking your PC’s graphics card temperature is useless easy, particularly now that Windows lastly features a native method to hold tabs on temps. All types of free GPU monitoring instruments are additionally out there, and lots of of them might help you check your PC’s CPU temperature, too.

    Let’s dig in. 

    Updated July 2, 2019 to incorporate Windows 10’s new native GPU temperature software.

    How to verify your graphics card temperature

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    You can now discover your discrete GPU’s temperature within the Windows 10 Task Manager.

    Microsoft lastly answered our prayers with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, including a GPU temperature monitoring software within the Task Manager. Sure, it took 24 years, nevertheless it’s right here now! 

    To see how sizzling your graphics card is operating, open the Task Manager by urgent Crtl + Shift + Esc, by urgent Crtl + Alt + Delete and choosing “Task Manager,” or by right-clicking on the Windows Start menu icon and choosing “Task Manager.” Once you’re in, merely head to the Performance tab and search for your present GPU temperature listed within the GPU part, as proven within the picture above. This solely works you probably have the Windows 10 May 2020 Update or a more moderen model of Windows put in; older variations lack the potential. 

    It’s a bare-bones function, nevertheless, solely exhibiting the present temperature somewhat than monitoring it over time. It may also be a ache within the butt to maintain Task Manager open whilst you’re gaming or fine-tuning an overclock. While we’re very glad to see the choice lastly included in Windows itself, third-party instruments provide extra sturdy GPU temperature choices. Read on for alternate options in case you want extra oomph.

    Other GPU temperature monitoring instruments

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    If you’re operating an AMD Radeon graphics card with an up-to-date model of the Radeon Settings app, maintaining tabs in your graphics card temperature is straightforward. In 2017, AMD added the Radeon Overlay, which offers handy-dandy instruments to tweak your recreation’s visible settings whenever you summon it. It additionally features a Performance Monitoring software that shows your GPU temperature and different essential info whilst you’re enjoying video games.

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