Core Temp 1.16


Easy to use

Runs on multiple Windows operating systems

Logging feature

No advanced options

Whats New (version 1.16)


- Intel 10th generation CPU support (Cannon/Ice/Comet Lake)

- Package Power reading for AMD Zen based CPUs

- Very preliminary Intel Tigerlake support

- Preliminary AMD Renoir support

- AMD Picasso detection

- Intel Lakefield detection


- System hangs during ATI SMBus dump in AIDA64

- Crash when display DPI changes

- Crash when opening Settings dialog

- Main window incorrectly resized when display DPI changes

- High CPU usage on unsupported Intel CPUs


- Expand available information on unsupported Intel CPUs

- Improve stepping detection on supported Intel CPUs

- Frequency detection changes for Nahelem/Westmere to make it consistent with newer Intel CPUs

Full Details
App NameCore Temp
SloganMonitor your processor temperature via a graph at the bottom of the gadget
Publisher web site
Release DateAugust 29, 2019
Update Last 6 Month1 time(s)
Last Update On2020/08/09
File NameCore-Temp-setup.exe
File Size1.21MB
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows Vista/Server 2008/7
CategoryDesktop Enhancements
SubcategoryGadgets & Widgets
VirusTotal FlagsNone
VirusTotal Scan LinkCheck Scan
Total Downloads595025
Downloads Last 7 Days68
PRICE And Limits
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

If you want to figure out the CPU temperature of your computer, Core Temp is a basic but useful option.It is capable of displaying the temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system! You can see temperature fluctuations in real time with varying workloads. Core Temp is also motherboard agnostic. CoreTemp is easy to use, while also enabling a high level of customization and expandability.
The original Core Temp Gadget, brought to you by Core Temp’s developer, Arthur Liberman. Monitor your processor temperature, load, frequency and VID settings with a visual representation via a graph at the bottom of the gadget. Settings: – Adjust the zoom to change the size of the gadget. – Show or hide the graphs and text fields. – Graphs can display core load or core temperatures. – Select colors for the cores. Colors can be selected automatically or manually, a different color per core or a single color for all the cores. By clicking on the resize button (dock/undock in Vista) you can quickly show or hide the graphs. Uninstalling the gadget: 1. Close all instances of the Gadget. 2. In Vista – Restart Windows or Kill the “sidebar.exe” process by using the Task Manager. In Windows 7 – Right click Desktop, View, uncheck “Show Desktop Gadgets”. 3. Start Sidebar again from the Desktop context menu (right click Desktop). 4. Uninstall the Core Temp Gadget.

Supported Intel Processors:

  • All Core i3, i5, i7 series.
  • All Atom processors.
  • All Core Solo series.
  • All Core Duo series.
  • All Core 2 Duo series.
  • All Core 2 Quad series.
  • All Core 2 Extreme series.
  • All Celeron-M 400 and 500 series.
  • All Celeron series.
  • All Pentium series.
  • All Xeon (Core-based) processors.
Supported AMD Processors:

  • All FX series.
  • All APU series.
  • All Phenom / Phenom II series.
  • All Athlon II series.
  • All Turion II series.
  • All Athlon64 series.
  • All Athlon64 X2 series.
  • All Athlon64 FX series.
  • All Turion64 series.
  • All Turion64 X2 series.
  • All Sempron series. (K8 and up based)
  • All Opteron processors.
  • Single Core Opterons starting with SH-C0 revision and up. (K8 based)

Core Temp Gadget is a free Windows gadget that displays the temperature and load of your CPU’s cores as well as basic information about your processor and platform. To use it, you must have ALCPU’s Core Temp installed and running. Core Temp is a small, free application that extracts critical data from sensors and displays it in a compact interface. Core Temp Gadget simply displays data from Core Temp in an unobtrusive desktop gadget.

Core Temp doesn’t have to be running to download and install Core Temp Gadget, but the utility must be running to port data to the gadget. Core Temp identified our processor by model, platform, frequency, VID, Revision, CPUID, and Lithography standard as well as number of cores and threads and each core’s temperature and load. We minimized Core Temp and turned to the gadget. It displayed our processor data in a compact but colorful view that included the CPU maker’s logo. Beneath this were three graph lines coded in different colors–one each for each core’s temperature, load, and activity, plus another for RAM use–and at the bottom a moving graph displayed the data. Unusually for a gadget, this one offers quite a few options, including displaying the clock speed in gigahertz, changing colors, enabling items to display, and configuring the graphs. As with all Windows gadgets, we could drag it around wherever we wanted on the desktop and access its settings by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Gadgets.

Core Temp’s stands out as it shows you the temperature of each individual core in every processor in your PC. When you load your CPU, Core Temp gives you a way to observe how the CPU temperature varies in real time when you load your CPU. The program runs in a way that means it is completely independent of your motherboard.

We’re quite familiar with Core Temp, which is a terrific little tool for keeping an eye on your system and a must for overclockers and tweakers. Core Temp Gadget is one of the best little desktop tools we’ve tried, and one that provides crucial warnings when things aren’t working as they should. Even if you don’t overclock your system or even peek beneath the hood, it’s educational to see what’s up with your CPU.