Originally Posted by Zeromark
Hey TwoCables (great name btw)
Can you send me a link with some proof of this? I swear I read max temp on the chip, is 72.6
It says that the "T Case" is 72.6Â°C. The initial proof is in the term "T Case
". The "case" is the metal part that you can see; the cores are inside. More proof follows after the following definition of "T Case".
On the old version of this Intel page I linked to you, they used to have a definition for it, and it was as follows (it used to be called the Thermal Specification, but now it's just "T Case"):
"Thermal Specification: The thermal specification shown is the maximum case temperature at the maximum Thermal Design Power (TDP) value for that processor. It is measured at the geometric center on the topside of the processor integrated heat spreader.
For processors without integrated heat spreaders such as mobile processors, the thermal specification is referred to as the junction temperature (Tj). The maximum junction temperature is defined by an activation of the processor IntelÂ® Thermal Monitor. The Intel Thermal Monitor’s automatic mode is used to indicate that the maximum TJ has been reached."
Notice that it says in the first line "maximum case temperature"
. Also notice that the Thermal Specification (which is now known as the "T Case") is measured "at the geometric center on the topside of the processor integrated heat spreader". This means it is measured at the same place where we apply thermal paste which means it is not measured at the cores.
So if the maximum case temperature is 72.6Â°C, then how hot do you suppose the cores would need to be in order to make the case become that hot? On average, about 20-25Â°C hotter!
The Thermaljunction Maximum (the Tj. Max) is the maximum safe temperature, and for the 2500K and 2600K it is 98Â°C. That is exactly 25.4Â°C hotter than the T Case.
Further proof: most people who are overclocking the 2500K and 2600K are exceeding 72.6Â°C without any problems whatsoever. This is because their temps are still very safe since they're still well below 98Â°C.
Finally: look at Real Temp. It shows the "Distance to TJ Max". The reason why it shows this is to be able to tell at a glace how far away you are from the maximum safe temperature as specified by Intel.
So if 72.6Â°C were the maximum safe core temperature, then most of us here would have killed our CPUs a long time ago. Edited by TwoCables - 10/1/11 at 7:57pm