Most computer hardware is highly sensitive to temperature and this is certainly true of processors. Monitoring the temperature of your processor can reveal the cause of stability problems and this is precisely what Core Temp enables you to do.

As the name would suggest, the program does not just report the overall temperature of your processor, but individual temperatures for each of the cores. Core Temp also shows the load of each core so you can see how temperature changes with load.

The program can be used to record temperature changes over time and temperatures are displayed in the main program window as well as in the system tray. With support for both Intel and AMD processor, Core Temp provides an easy way to monitor your processor.

There are a number of add-ons available for Core Temp that can be used to add new features and options to the program. Add-ons include a sidebar gadget and graphing tool that can be used to make it easier to keep a constant eye on temperature changes.

What's new in 3.5.9.1785 (see the full changelog)?

- New: Support for AMD Bristol Ridge APUs.

- Fix: 1.10 version crash on AMD processors or only populating temperature of first 1-2 cores.
- Fix: Add correct temperature offsets for AMD Ryzen Threadripper X1920 and X1950.
- Fix: In multi-socket AMD systems, switching into MiniMode would bring up all hidden windows of all running applications and services.
- Fix: Support for MCM AMD CPUs. Only the highest temperature per CPU is displayed.
- Fix: Socket C32 and G34 Opteron code names.
- Fix: On some AMD Opteron systems the CPU model number is not displayed.
- Fix: Detection of the C32 and G34 socket types for some Opteron CPUs.
- Fix: Corrected TjMax on some older desktop Atom chips.

Verdict

A handy utility that reveal everything you could want to know about your processor including the temperature of each of its cores.