Detecting CPU throttling on over temperature

Kurt Jaeger pilists at
Wed Sep 9 15:38:51 UTC 2009


[on coretemp module, Alexander Motin <mav at> wrote:]
> AFAIR C2D supports three protection technologies. When CPU is hot, it
> starts reducing frequency (multiplier) and voltage, alike to IEST. If it
> is insufficient, it starts to skip core cycles, alike to TCC. If it is
> still insufficient and temperature rises above about 100C, emergency
> shutdown happens.

Cool. I just tested coretemp on some CPU here, works very nice!

Any information on what can be done with AMD CPUs with respect
to temperature monitoring ?


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