Temperature monitoring on old desktop - Dell OptiPlex SX270?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Sun Aug 3 17:59:34 UTC 2008

On Sun, 03 Aug 2008 08:23:09 -0500
Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote:

> >From what I can find on Intel's site for your CPU, TM is an emergency
> switch that lowers the CPU speed to pervent overheating that could
> damage the processor.  Under normal circumstances, it should never
> trip, and its on/off status (not temperature) is only readable by two
> pins on the CPU.  It can be disabled and enabled by software, but not
> monitored.

Ah, ok - that explains it. Not much use for me then. (Ok, it is good
that this is there, but I can't use it for temperature monitoring)
Thanks for explaining it!
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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