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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?
James Sutherland <> wrote:
> The current x86 setup uses a small sensor sitting under the CPU socket.

Current Intel chips have a sensor built right into the die of the processor
itself -- voila, close enough to the critical junction temperature for any
purpose. Many workstation CPUs have a similar feature, and the other x86
manufacturers either do or have plans to include such a beast.

Charles Cazabon <>
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