Intel and AMD recently published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the standard thermal diode sensors do. (How it works).
This feature is supported on all Intel Core and Core 2 based processors as well as the whole AMD's Athlon64 line of CPUs. For a full list of supported CPUs see the CPU Support List.
Core Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then the data can be easily transferred into an excel datasheet for easy graphing.
Core Temp works on Windows 2000, XP and 2003 (both 32bit and 64bit versions). Windows Vista 32bit is fully supported.
The 0.99 Final version comes with these changes:
Fix: Incorrect recognition of 45nm Mobile Intel CPUs.
Fix: CPU temperature not displayed in Core Temp window on Phenom CPUs (0.98 and 0.98.1).
Fix: CPU load would sometimes display -1% load.
Fix: AMD K8 would sometimes spike to 206C, the false reading is now ignored.
Fix: AMD K8 sometimes constantly reads -49C.
Fix: Core Temp does not show up automatically on G15 LCD with 2.02 driver.
Fix: Shared memory structure was not properly filled on multiprocessor systems.
Fix: System tray setting "Show highest temperature of each CPU\" only displays one temperature reading in a multi CPU system.
Fix: Certain problems with font resizing should now be fixed.
Fix: G15 LCD would not update after using soft buttons.
Fix: On temperature display mode change, high and low records were not reset.
Fix: Changing the reading interval in settings did not actually update, restart of Core Temp was needed to apply the change.
Fix: Incorrect VID detection on 45nm desktop Intel parts.
Add: Shared memory - developers now have access to Core Temp data.
Add: Register dump to text file function.
Add: Preliminary Atom (Silverthorne) support - Untested.
Add: Support for Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 45nm series.
Add: Option to show a single icon instead of temperature in the system tray.
Add: Custom font and size for G15 LCD screen or simply use the built in compact font and layout. (via Settings.ini)
Change: Improved detection of L2 cache on Intel chips for more accurate recognition.
Change: Rewritten temperature calculation to fix problems with shared memory.
Change: Default G15 LCD text layout and font changed.
Change: Doesn't create a log file containing session start and end times if logging is disabled.
Change: Settings.ini file is automatically created with default settings in case one doesn\'t already exist.