Keeping your computer running cool is the key to ensuring that it has a long and productive life, as excess heat is destructive to computer hardware. You can check the temperature of your Vista computer through accessing the computer's BIOS--the basic operating system that monitors information such as temperature and fan speed. This can be done in a few minutes or less.
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Restart your Vista computer.
Press the key indicated during the startup messages (typically one of the "F" keys) to enter BIOS.
Click on the "PC Health" section.
Look at the CPU temperature entry to determine the current temperature of the CPU.
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