How to Check CPU Temperature in Ubuntu

Monitoring your hardware temperature may help you to diagnose overheating of laptops, that have been a common issue these days. So in this post we will see how to check CPU temperature in Ubuntu.

Software that use to monitor the temperature is Psensor, with this piece of software you can monitor your:

  • MotherBoard.
  • CPU Sensor
  • NVidia GPU.
  • Harddisk Drives.
  • Fan RPM.
  • and CPU usage.
How to Check CPU Temperature in Ubuntu
How to Check CPU Temperature in Ubuntu

Let’s prepare the tools

Before using Psensor, you need to install and configure lm-sensor, this lm-sensor is a utility to monitor your hardware. If you also wish to check your hardware temprature, you need to install hddtemp as well.

Install those tools by using this command:

$ sudo apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp

and don’t forget to start the sensors:

$ sudo sensors-detect

Make sure it works by using this command:

$ sensors

Install Psensor in Ubuntu

After everything is setup, you can proceed with the installation of Psensor, by this command:

$ sudo apt-get install psensor

Once installed, you can run the application from the Unity Dash. At the first run, you must configure your Psensor.

Thats all for the post How to Check CPU Temperature in Ubuntu, hope this tutorial help you to measure your hardware temperature.

If you have question, feel free to ask me 🙂

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