I'm curious about a couple things concerning thermal integrity of a CPU(Intel, AMD, etc) and where the monitoring occurs. Do all CPU's have a thermal sensor or is the sensor located outside the CPU on the board? How are they made compatible with motherboard manufactures? Are these standardized?
Really I'm just sort of ignorant(as question shows) and I'm trying to gain an understanding. I watched a episode of Tekzilla where Patrick mentioned(to a cooling question) that the CPU wouldn't overheat because it would automatically shut down as if it was preset too shut down and I thought this was just something that manufacture programmed the bios to do.
I'm kind of confused and guess I don't know what I thought I did.