taken from mobilemeter english read me as of 2/16/04
"ACPI must be implemented. (This is true for most fairly new PCs.)
ACPI must be used for CPU temperature control. This may be true depending on how the system is designed. This is not true in most desktop PCs, but true in some laptop PCs.
The system must be designed to obtain the correct battery status information in order for this utility to show the battery charge/discharge rate.
HDD must be connected directly to the on-board IDE controller and designed to return the temperature in order for this utility to show the HDD temperature.
MobileMeter relies on the OS for obtaining the CPU temperature. This functionality may be affected by certain OS behaviors and sometimes screwed up by the Service pack installation.
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the motherboard is nto ACPI - ready
i dont know if it can be upgraded later w/ bios changes or if its a hardware thing