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How to Monitor PSU Temperature

How to Monitor PSU Temperature


PSU or power supply unit gets heated sometimes when we have been using the computer for a prolonged period of time. Now it is the concept of science that heat energy generated within any device just means that the half of energy being provided to the particular system or appliance is getting wasted in the form of heat as it gets generated from the same power that we fetch the system with. The best solution in such a time is either to switch off the system or to position an air ventilation or air conditioning system in that area, but to know when the PSU gets heated, we should have a working way to monitor the PSU temperature and in order to do the same, you can bring following tips in use:-

How to Monitor PSU Temperature

How to Monitor PSU Temperature

1. Generally your system gets shutdown:-

The best ever feature of our system’s PSU is that it will automatically shut down the system when it experiences a heat build-up. Simply all the computer systems are designed in such a way that they get switched off with rise of temperature of those components whose temperature can’t be monitored with software’s.

2. Use temperature monitor application:-

Though there is no such applications which can make us measure PSU heat directly, but surely there are some applications which can help us measure CPU temperature, Graphic card temperature and obviously the hard disk temperature as well. CPU core temperature is somehow related to the PSU temperature as well.

3. Mandatory while gaming:-

When you are playing heavy and bulky games on your system, it is but obvious that your system is supposed to meet hangs as well as rise of temperature. If the RAM of your computer is not as high as the dedicated RAM limit for playing the game, your system’s PSU is likely to meet the rise of temperature and if you are operating multiple applications at the same time, PSU temperature is still likely to rise because of less availability of free RAM.

4. Check exhaust air temperature with a thermometer:-

The best way to check the PSU temperature is to open up the CPU cabinet and check it yourself, but you can’t always manage to open the CPU cabinet and thus in such cases you can easily bring a thermometer near the exhaust unit to measure the temperature of exhaust air which will be the same for your system’s PSU as well.

5. Bring your hand ahead the fan:-

There is a space for CPU fan at the back portion of every laptop which is located at any point on the back portion of your laptop base. You can bring your hand just after this space to check if the system has got heated up or not. You can use a CPU cooling pad in order to keep your system temperature under control.

6. Motherboard monitor app:-

The PSU temperature is also connected directly or indirectly with the temperature of your computer’s motherboard as well. There is an application called Motherboard monitor available on internet which can be downloaded and bought in use to monitor PSU temperature by monitoring the motherboard temperature this way.


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