How to Monitor Laptop Temperature

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To monitor a laptop computer's temperature, download a program that monitors processor temperature called MobileMeter, run the program, and make sure the temperature of the processor stays at an acceptable range. Avoid frying a laptop computer processor with help from a computer programmer in this free video on laptop computers.

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Hi, my name is Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to monitor your laptop's temperature. Let's go to our computer, and we're going to go to a website to download a program that monitors temperature called MobileMeter. So click on your start button, let's go to the internet, and we want to go to Softpedia.com. And we're going to search in Softpedia for a program called MobileMeter. It's a no space in between those two words. I found one result here for MobileMeter by X Magic. Just click on that result, and we want to download this program from Softpedia by clicking on their download icon. Now, after you have the program downloaded, you'll get it in a sort of a zip file format like this, such as MM0310.zip. Just go to where you downloaded it, right click on it, and click on extract all. After it extracts, you'll see the program called MobileMeter. Now, run that program, and you'll have options for monitoring your computer's, basically the temperature of your computer's processor. You'll see a screen similar to this one, and what you're interested here in this screen is a temperature gage that has a little moving, basically sort of like a heart beat monitor kind of thing here, that gages your computers temperature over time, and also gives you a read out right here at the top as to what your current temperature is. You want to keep that temperature low, and if it starts getting high, you need to shut your computer down, because if it gets too high, you'll actually fry your processor. So this is a good method for monitoring your processor's temperature. My name is Dave Andrews and I've just showed you how to monitor your laptops' temperature.

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