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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?
On 9 Jun 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <>
> By author: "Albert D. Cahalan" <>
> In newsgroup:
> > >
> > > But in spite of all this, you're not really measure the critical
> > > temperature, which is junction tempature. Yes, case tempature has *some*
> >
> > There are processors with temperature measurement built right
> > into the silicon.
> As far as I know, ALL current microprocessors do.

The current x86 setup uses a small sensor sitting under the CPU socket.
Intel's more recent output does have a heat sensor of its own, for thermal
protection purposes - presumably this is exported to the chipset - but
older ones don't appear to...


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