Check The Temperature Of A Graphics Card

Check the Temperature of a Graphics Card

Computer gamers and people who take great care of their systems look to see the temperature of their graphics cards. The big problem is that you don’t know if you are overheating since there is no indicator of temperature for the graphics card. There are some programs on the computer that can track that information. Most of the programs are third-party or from other software designers than the one that created the graphics card. ATI and Nvidia, major graphic card designers/manufacturers, have their own temperature gauge programs that can be downloaded from their sites, but these can be hard to use because the interface is not very user-friendly.


1. Download SpeedFan from the Internet (see Resources for link).

2. Click the install file for SpeedFan that downloaded onto your computer.

3. Accept the user agreement and install the program on the computer.

4. Open SpeedFan. The default section on the left panel should post a screen that actively lets you know your CPU/processor’s temperature and GPU/graphic processor’s temperature.

5. Find out the graphics card temperatures that are normal for your specific card. Unfortunately, not all graphics cards are set to be a specific temperature, so you may have to search a bit. Check the link in Resources for a blog about graphics card temperatures.

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