Detecting CPU throttling on over temperature

Alexander Motin mav at
Tue Sep 8 17:28:10 UTC 2009

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> I recently discovered a system where the floppy drive cable was 
> intermittently fouling the CPU fan - I believe this caused the CPU to 
> overheat and then get throttled by the BIOS.
> Does anyone know if it is possible to determine if this is the case? ie 
> is there a way to be informed if throttling has occurred?

Theoretically it is possible. I know off-topic tool reporting this.
Also you can just monitor CPU temperature, depending on CPU type.

Alexander Motin

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