How to Check Computer Temperatures in Vista

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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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Restart your Vista computer.

  2. 2

    Press the key indicated during the startup messages (typically one of the "F" keys) to enter BIOS.

  3. 3

    Click on the "PC Health" section.

  4. 4

    Look at the CPU temperature entry to determine the current temperature of the CPU.

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