How to find CPU Temperature on Linux Ubuntu 19.10/ 18.04 LTS[Top Apps]

Monitor your CPU’s Core Termperature on Linux Ubuntu using the latest applications

CPU Temperature Ubuntu


PU Temperature Linux Ubuntu: Maintaining an optimum temperature for CPU is a very essential one which will help the device running at its best and provides the life for the CPU and as well as the devices. There are a number of applications available in Linux Ubuntu that will help us to determine and monitor the CPU Core temperature easily. Let us check out those applications in this article and check out the commands to install CPU Core Temperature determination applications in Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS(Bionic Beaver), and Ubuntu 19.10(Eoan Ermine).

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Various Methods to find the CPU Core Temperature in Ubuntu 19.10/ 18.04 LTS:

There are a lot of applications available yet we have tested each of them and found the best of them and have listed in this article for your comfort. The following are the applications that can be used to determine the CPU Core Temperature.

Best Applications to determine the Core Temperature of your CPU in Linux Ubuntu:

  1. LM- Sensors
  2. Hardnfo
  3. i7z

Let us check out each application in detail in the following article.

LM-SENSORS[Tops the List]- Pre-installed on Linux Ubuntu:

  • As we know, this simple app is used to determine the core CPU temperature of your Ubuntu system.
  • This application is pre-installed on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.10 and other Ubuntu Distributions.
  • However, if you are missing it out then you can install this application on your Ubuntu using the following command on the terminal.
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Open Terminal using the shortcut CTRL + ALT + T.

The command to install LM-Sensors as follows.

$sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

To open this application, execute the following comman on the terminal.

LM Sensors results
LM Sensors results

HardInfo[GUI Application]:

  • It is another application that provides information on CPU Core temperature in Linux Ubuntu.
  • Along with the CPU Temperature, it provides tonnes of useful information regarding the hardware.
  • This application is capable of running on the terminal(CLI) and as well as the GUI application.
    HardInfo GUI
    HardInfo GUI

The following are the steps to be followed to install this application on your Linux Ubuntu.

Open Terminal and execute the following command on the terminal. To authenticate the installation process, please enter your system password when prompted.

$sudo apt install hardinfo
Install HardInfo
Install HardInfo

After the installation, you can open this application in two ways.

1. Via Terminal:

Go to the Terminal and execute the following command to start the HardInfo GUI application.


2. Via Show Applications:

  • You can also open this application from Show Applications.
  • Go to Show Applications.
  • Open System Profiler and Benchmark which is nothing but the HardInfo.
    HardInfo GUI
    HardInfo GUI

i7z- Terminal Application to determine the CPU Temperature:

This is the alternate application available to determine the CPU Temperature. The following are the steps to install this app on Linux Ubuntu 19.10/ 18.04 LTS.

$sudo apt install i7z
Install i7z
Install i7z

After the installation, this application will be ready to use.

This application requires root access and hence we need to run this application as root so that it can be fully functioning.

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Running this application as non-root will throw the error “You don’t have write permission to MSR device files and hence the program should be run as root”.

To open this application, use the following command.

$sudo i7z
i7z running on Linux Ubuntu
i7z running on Linux Ubuntu

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Maintaining the CPU Cores at their ideal working temperature is an essential one that will let them perform to their max and also will improve their life. The above article takes you through the steps of installing the best CPU Core temperature to determine applications on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.10 and therefore, you can manage your CPU with the information from these applications.

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