Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe
will. I have mine set that way. But, is your max temp T Case or TJ Max? TCase is the temp in the center of the CPU that no software I know of can read. TJ Max is the Temp Junction. The temp of the cores, that's what software reads. TJ Max usually has a higher max than TCase. Core temp will tell you what it is.
EDIT: as an example, I believe my 3770K has a Tcase Max of 72°C but TJ Max is 105°C
This is my understanding Safe CPU Temperatures? running from 9C-24C is it too cold?
I have some reference buried somewhere. I have found it interesting that Intel seem to give Tcase (& power) as their spec limits.
I have personally found that Open Hardware Monitor
is a good tool and it appears their temp readings are:
1) under my Nuvoton NCT6776F CPU Core Temp it gives the Tcase
2) under my Intel Core i7-2600K CPU Core Temps it gives Tcore
As a rule of thumb I think Tcore ~= Tcase +10c. I also think most of the temperatature monitor programs estimate Tcore. So in summary if the Tcore reading is near Tcase|max+10c then things are too hot.
My 2600k overclocked to 4.3G may nudge 65c Tcore but hovers around 55c Tcase and is well under the Tcase|max of 72.6c.
I stand to be corrected.