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In some embodiments, a chip includes a scheduler, transmitters, receivers, and control circuitry. The schedule schedules signals to be transmitted outside the chip and the transmitters transmit the scheduled signals outside the chip. The receivers receive signals including signals with temperature information related to a temperature outside the chip. The control circuitry selectively limit a number of commands that can be scheduled within a series of smaller windows while checking the temperature information near the conclusion of a larger window comprising many smaller windows. Other embodiments are described.