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The AMD Palomino CPUs now have a thermal diode built into the CPU. none of the other AMD CPUs do. Some AMD motherboards have a thermistor under the CPU that will read the CPU temp.
Your Motherboard must support this feature also. The best way to tell if it does is look in the BIOS for a CPU temp listing. You can use one of the shareware programs to see the temp in windows.
You may also want to look at calibrating your motherboard to read the proper CPU temp.