Making sure your PC components perform at an adequate temperature is essential to maintaining the PC’s health. Now while there are not a lot of components that heat up inside a PC, you need to keep an eye on the ones that do, which includes your GPU.
GPU is one of those components about which temperatures can help diagnose a lot of problems quite early. This can help you lookout for potential problems on your way and more often than not, save you on costly repairs.
In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can check your GPU temperatures in Windows 10 in two easy steps
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How to check GPU temperatures from Task Manager in Windows 10?
Starting from build 2004 onwards, Windows lets you check the GPU temp straight from task manager, provided that:
- You have a dedicated graphics card.
- Your GPU supports WDDM 2.4 or higher.
If you do meet these requirements, here’s what you need to do.
Step 1: Either right-click on the taskbar or press Windows Key + X to go to the Task Manager.
Step 2: Once you’re in the task manager, head over to the Performance tab and you’ll see the GPU temperature right in front of your dedicated GPU. If you don’t, click on the GPU and you’ll see it towards the bottom of the detail window to the right (refer to the screenshot below).
You might not be able to see the GPU temps here despite being on the latest Windows and GPU updates. There’s a number of reasons why that may happen but it’s mostly because of the difference between feature rollouts.
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How to check GPU temperatures in Windows 10 using third-party software?
If you don’t see the GPU temperatures in your Task Manager, you’ll have to use third-party software like GPU-Z, HWiNFO, MSI Afterburner or GPU Temp. For the purpose of this article, we’re going ahead with GPU Temp.
Step 1: Head over to the GPU temp website to download the software.
Step 2: Run the exe file we just downloaded. Follow alongwith the installation instructions.
Step 3: Once installed, simply run the software (remember to give it administrator privileges) and it’ll show you the GPU temperature alongwith some other basic information in real-time.
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