I bought recently an Abit AN7 motherboard. My problem is that I don't get any temperature for my cpu, it shows 0 celcius. I got a response from Abit Technical Support and they told me that the CPU doesn't have any internal temp sensor. Is it that new Athlon XP's have those temp sensors or did Abit give me wrong information?...
The Abit AN7 is a pretty new motherboard... Unlike the Athlon XP-line, the older Athlon Thunderbirds did not have a built-in thermal diode. Your mobo is trying to read a thermal diode that does not exist - that's why it shows 0°C...the same thing happened to me when i ran my old T-Bird on my Chaintech 7NJS(NForce2)-motherboard.
Some mobos still have a thermistor in the CPU-socket, so you could get MBM5(search on google) and try and see if it can read the Socket-thermistor(if your motherboard has one).
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