I'm using iStat Menus to display temperature readings from multiple sensors. I want to keep an eye on the CPU temperature to see if the cores are close to their thermal throttling threshold, but there are a lot of temperatures so I am confused.
- Which "CPU temperature" should I look at?
- At which temperature threshold would thermal throttling kick in?
Note that I'm not asking whether the CPUs are currently under throttling, which has already been answered here. The point is to monitor the temperature so that I can know if they will get throttled and adjust the workload or fan speed accordingly.
Here is the hardware information in case that's relevant.
Hardware: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 4 MB Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled Memory: 8 GB Boot ROM Version: 4220.127.116.11.0 SMC Version (system): 2.43f7 Serial Number (system): XXXXXXXXXXXX Hardware UUID: XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX