no, windows xp doesnt come with that feature. you can check it in the BIOS (depending on your motherboard, most newer ones have this feature). I personally have a prog called Motherboard Monitor , I have it working with Coolmon to have the cpu/case temp refreshing constantly on the desktop.
yea ASUS has asustemp or something like that but I prefer mbm5 because you can link it with coolmon and have the stats directly on the desktop. Incidently, you can also use MBM5 only and have the stats on the icon taskbar (by the time)
HMMMmmmmm I'm happily running MBM, but less than happily getting a readout of 80 up to 84oC on my Athlon 1.6.... is something wrong here? I'm trying to find out if MBM is picking it up right and also the chip spec.
Took me quite a bit of reading, but eventually I found this in an AMD paper for my Athlon...
Socket A-Based Processor Specifications
Table 1, Table 2 on page 4, and Table 3 on page 4 list the
thermal specifications of the socketed AMD Athlon and
AMD Duron processors.
Table 1. Socketed Processor Specifications for the AMD Athlon™ Processor Model 6
Symbol Description Max Value Notes
Total die size Die size 129.26 mm 2 Includes L2 cache
A core Core area 105.72 mm 2 Die size not including L2 cache
Form factor Heatsink form factor PGA PGA Socket A form factor
P thermal Max processor
thermal power 72.0 W Required supported power
Which came from this document - here - so the only question I have now is if that MBM readout I get is the die temperature - because if so I am getting as close as within 6oC of the limit AMD recommend! This worries me - although I have never had a failure yet I seem to be running so much hotter than anyone else!
And I am not overclocking anything! Only idea I have is that it is low profile case - but it does have in/out fans plus PSU fan....