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@@ -3,8 +3,8 @@ Kernel driver k10temp
Supported chips:
* AMD Family 10h processors:
- Socket F: Quad-Core/Six-Core/Embedded Opteron
- Socket AM2+: Opteron, Phenom (II) X3/X4
+ Socket F: Quad-Core/Six-Core/Embedded Opteron (but see below)
+ Socket AM2+: Quad-Core Opteron, Phenom (II) X3/X4, Athlon X2 (but see below)
Socket AM3: Quad-Core Opteron, Athlon/Phenom II X2/X3/X4, Sempron II
Socket S1G3: Athlon II, Sempron, Turion II
* AMD Family 11h processors:
@@ -36,10 +36,15 @@ Description
This driver permits reading of the internal temperature sensor of AMD
Family 10h and 11h processors.
-All these processors have a sensor, but on older revisions of Family 10h
-processors, the sensor may return inconsistent values (erratum 319). The
-driver will refuse to load on these revisions unless you specify the
-"force=1" module parameter.
+All these processors have a sensor, but on those for Socket F or AM2+,
+the sensor may return inconsistent values (erratum 319). The driver
+will refuse to load on these revisions unless you specify the "force=1"
+module parameter.
+
+Due to technical reasons, the driver can detect only the mainboard's
+socket type, not the processor's actual capabilities. Therefore, if you
+are using an AM3 processor on an AM2+ mainboard, you can safely use the
+"force=1" parameter.
There is one temperature measurement value, available as temp1_input in
sysfs. It is measured in degrees Celsius with a resolution of 1/8th degree.

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