sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
After installation type the following in terminal
You may also need to run
sudo service kmod start
It will ask you few questions. Answer Yes for all of them. Finally to get your CPU temperature type
sensors in your terminal.
$ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +41.0°C (high = +78.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) coretemp-isa-0001 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: +41.0°C (high = +78.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) w83627dhg-isa-0290 Adapter: ISA adapter Vcore: +1.10 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +1.74 V) in1: +1.60 V (min = +1.68 V, max = +1.44 V) ALARM AVCC: +3.30 V (min = +2.98 V, max = +3.63 V) VCC: +3.28 V (min = +2.98 V, max = +3.63 V) in4: +1.85 V (min = +1.66 V, max = +1.11 V) ALARM in5: +1.26 V (min = +1.72 V, max = +0.43 V) ALARM in6: +0.09 V (min = +1.75 V, max = +0.62 V) ALARM 3VSB: +3.30 V (min = +2.98 V, max = +3.63 V) Vbat: +3.18 V (min = +2.70 V, max = +3.30 V) fan1: 0 RPM (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan2: 892 RPM (min = 2136 RPM, div = 8) ALARM fan3: 0 RPM (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan4: 0 RPM (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan5: 0 RPM (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128) ALARM temp1: +36.0°C (high = +63.0°C, hyst = +55.0°C) sensor = diode temp2: +39.5°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) sensor = diode temp3: +119.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) ALARM sensor = thermistor cpu0_vid: +2.050 V
To see HDD temperature Install hddtemp
sudo apt-get install hddtemp
$ sudo hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: ST3160813AS: 34°C
Quick command-line solution; shows temperature in millidegrees Celsius (m°C)
If you are looking for a easier-to-access version, add a Hardware Sensors Monitor to Gnome-Panel:
sudo apt-get install sensors-applet– this will install the sensors-applet package
Right-click the panel, select
Add to panel..., then select this:
You’re done. You can configure which sensors are displayed by right-clicking the applet and selecting
A good indicator for monitoring temperature, fan speeds and voltage is psensor. It shows output of all sensors, draws graphs.
Also selected outputs can be placed in indicator panel.
It can be installed from Ubuntu repositories by typing:
sudo apt-get install psensor
Newer versions of psensor can be installed from ppa:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jfi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install psensor
It can also draw graphs when you tick the boxes in the graph column:
Here is some information with more pictures.
Another useful link
In some cases not all sensors are displayed. Then you can run
and answer “yes” to all questions. But is not quite safe in some cases, but I never had any real problems with that. A safer way is to take default answers.
Some additional sensors may appear.