Subject: Re: Environmental Sensors on A7V333
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/29/2003 21:26:22
On Thu, 28 May 2003, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:

> Now for the weird part.  My CPU's heatsink is at 30 degrees C as
> measured by a Fluke 179 DVM using the temperature probe.  If the
> environmental sensor is correct that would mean there is a 25 degree C
> temperature gradient across the thermal pad between the Athlon and the...
>     Temp.= 34.0, 55.0,  0.0; Rot.=    0,    0,    0

I don't have access to my Athlon machine right now (it's running memory
tests rather than NetBSD) but there are two things you might want to
look at. First some of the older BIOSes caused Windows to report wrong
(too high) temperatures, so this might affect this program as well. Use
at least version 1007 of the BIOS on a A7V333.

Second, I can't see whether the second number above is the motherboard
monitor for the temperature of the CPU or the CPU monitor. (There are
two sensors for CPU temperature, one external and one internal.) You may
be looking at the wrong one.

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
    Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light.  --XTC