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XP thermal diode support.

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Lord Thundar

Jun 12, 2002
Allen, TX (North of Dallas)
The Epox 8k3a series do also. However, all newer epox boards (the 8k5a's and I believe even the KT400's) output the temp read from the in socket diode due to high volumes of tech support calls concerning overly hot CPU temps (this was taken from the AOA Epox forums - go here for more info http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?forumid=27), but the CPU overheating mechanism uses the diode temp for system shutdown.
As far as I know, all ASUS's since the a7v333 read the internal diodes (those on both the Athlon XP's and the Duron XP's)...


Mar 23, 2002
Great white north
looks like I am gettin a ASUS then only one available and I don't really want to solder things to the CPU socket, else i would have gotten a diode reader.