If you like to keep track of hot things like CPU and GPU are active, you can use any of the thousands of free programs that help keep track of their temperature and display it on the Windows Desktop.
The only downside to most of these apps is that it takes up a lot of screen space, so if you have a large monitor, it shouldn’t be a problem. This article I will introduce to you is how to display the CPU and GPU temperature on Windows 10 very well right here.
Install and Launch HWiNFO
Since Windows 10 computers do not support hardware temperature display feature, we will use specialized third-party software. It’s called Hwinfo, which is a completely free tool. All detailed information about the hardware of the machine. In addition, it also supports some other very useful features that you can explore by yourself.
Step 1. First, access and download HWiNFO from the official website. You can use the full installation of the HWiNFO software, or download it without installation (Portable).
Step 2. Once installed, you can find a tool to launch in the Start menu (click Start and find the application name). If the software is fully installed, you will see its icon on the Desktop. In the first window of the application, select Run.
Put CPU and GPU Temperature Index on Taskbar
Step 3. Now you click on the Sensors tab on the main window’s taskbar as shown below.
Step 4. A window to manage the entire sensor and its status will appear.
Navigate to the item called CPU Package, right-click on it and select Add to tray.
Step 5. Next, find the GPU Temperature item, right-click on it and select Add to tray.
Step 6. Now you will see the CPU and GPU temperature information appear on the taskbar, located in the right corner of the screen.
Only when HWiNFO application is active will the temperature be displayed on the taskbar. Therefore, you must not turn off the Sensor window or the tool’s main window. Instead, just minimize the app window, it will automatically be minimized to the taskbar.
Customizable Color Temperature Icons
If the default temperature icon color on the taskbar is not what you like, you can change it. You can use two different colors for the sensor.
Step 1. Right-click on any sensor and choose Tray icon setting.
Step 2. An installation window will appear, find CPU Package or GPU Temperature. Then set its color to Color Background. I set the color orange for the CPU and blue for the GPU.
Finally, click OK to save your changes.
Start HWiNFO with Windows
If you need to display CPU and GPU temperatures regularly, set the software to boot simultaneously. Otherwise, you will have to start HWiNFO after each PC session manually.
Step 1. Open the HWiNFO application, then click the Program tab => select Settings.
Step 2. The application’s settings window will be opened. In the General / User Interface tab, check the following options and click OK to save your changes.
- Show sensors on Startup
- Minimize the main window on Startup
- Minimize sensors on Startup
- Auto Start
Just as simple as that. If desired, you can display temperature information for any of your computer’s hardware components in the Sensor window.
In addition to the functions mentioned in this article, you can refer to other interesting features of HWiNFO, such as updating Driver or Update Bios … Hope this trick will help you. If there are any difficulties in installing or using the software, please comment below!