ACPI temperature

Steven Friedrich freebsd at
Mon Nov 30 01:21:04 UTC 2009

On Sunday 29 November 2009 11:03:28 am you wrote:
> 2009/11/29 Steven Friedrich <freebsd at>:
> > I booted my HP Pavilion zd8215us and I immediately invoked
> > chkCPUTemperature. The first temp reported was 52C, which is 125.6F. This
> > leads me to believe that acpi has an anomaly regarding temperature
> > measurement. The ambient temp was 71F (21.6C). The machine had been off
> > for over eight hours.
> I'm not sure.  My laptop shows about 59C as soon as I can
> log in, in a room kept around 16C ambient.  It rather quickly
> drops to <40C if I let it idle with powerd doing its thing.
Thanks for the response. One question though, what OS are you running.

The reason I ask is because I want to discover if it's FreeBSD specific or 
possibly affecting Linux distros as well. And if you're running FreeBSD, which 

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