trying to find free cpu monitoring. can ooverclock my system but want to know how far to keep in safe temp level
You might like to try Speccy from http://www.piriform.com - a safe site from the people who develop CCleaner and Recuva. It gives you the specification of everything in the box and temperature sensor readings as well. It won't give you a continuously updated readout, though so hang on for other suggestions if that's what you need.