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SOLVED CPU temp vs Motherboard Temp

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I have an Abit SA6 which as they went into production, Abit decided to leave out the second temp probe that could have determined the chipset temp. In the BIOS, the CPU temp is listed as 2 degrees more than the motherboard temp. Is this likely to be just an estimate or is there a way to measure the Coppermine temps?

Also, is there an easy way to get the optional probe for the motherboard (the one that could have been placed on the chipset)?

If it is cold enough - it will be stable and run. If it is too warm it locks up.

Life is so simple through my eyes sometimes.