|>> CPU chips DON'T have a lot to do with frequency. <<|
Except that everything that happens inside is CPU is dependant on the input frequency. No input frequency, nothing happens, so heat wont be a problem anymore. Overclock a CPU and it gets hotter.
Tell Wizard Fred that frequency doesn't have a lot to do with CPUs when he says:
>> The heating in digital semiconductors occurs mostly in the transition period between on and off. The higher the frequency the greater the portion of time in the transition area. <<
If the CPU spends an ever increasing time doing something where most of the heat is generated, it is obvious that the result is going to be more heat.
I refuse to believe that any difference in resistance is the sole cause for the increase in temperatures between a 386 and a Pentium 4. Frequency has to be playing a big part and Wizard Fred's explanation makes sense.
>> And yes AS I TOLD YOU, some semiconductors do not have the ability to read and display temperatures and this is what AMD is describing. <<
You implied that the temperature that is displayed in the BIOS, software etc is taken from an internal sensor and thats what we were talking about sensors that are accessible to the user.
>> There are various chips on the motherboard that have the ability to use the info collected by the thermal overload circuit and display it for the world to see... the CPU is one of them. <<
Not AMD CPUs. You made a sweeping statement without qualification along with "thermistors are becoming a thing of the past".
I mentioned the exception of AMD CPUs in my very first post. I stop short of saying all AMD CPUs, but most AMD CPUs need an external thermistor to measure temperature that the user can see.
Now you are being pedantic. Of course the motherboard sensor does not measure the temperature of the actual motherboard which is made of an inert fibre material - any sensible person would realise that. It is so obvious that it goes without saying As I indicated that in my very first post and a subsequent post mentioning environmental temperatures, it's measuring air temperature.
Any reasonable person would have accepted that the motherboard sensor is measuring air temperature and not make sweeping statements like "There is NO motherboard sensor." without qualifying it. If Abit and ASUS and probably other manufactures as well call it a Motherboard sensor, then thats good enough for me. It indicates it is mounted on the motherboard as apposed to in or on a particular componant.