Monitor Temperature Of System Components In Ubuntu With Psensor

A number of problems can be caused due to system heat up which can lead to damage to computer components. Overheating can be caused due to several reasons, including a faulty or non-functional fan (system supply), wiring issues and blockage of system ventilation ducts. We have covered some system temperature monitoring tools for Windows like HDD Guardian and Speccy.

Psensor is a graphical system temperature monitor for Ubuntu which displays the temperature of the motherboard, CPU sensors, hard drive and the speed of the fan.

To install Psesnor, open a Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

Then, start the detection of hardware sensors:

sudo sensors-detect

Now install Psensor from PPA by entering the following Terminal commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa
  sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install psensor

A GUI based setup will pop-up. You may not be able to use the mouse to choose the desired options. Use the keyboard arrow keys to select Yes to continue.

Step 1

In the next step, leave the IP to the default loop back IP ( and click OK. After that you will be asked to optionally change the port, leave it to the default value and click OK. Launch Psensor from application menu and easily monitor the temperature of your system’s components.

Step 2

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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