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My IBT temps are 72 on max load, however, on Prime95 it barley gets to 60.
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IBT temps are the absolutely maximum you'll get when your system is being pushed to its peak. 99% of users will never use a program that pushes their system that far. I personally listen to Prime95. Heck, from time to time I leave my system running simulations overnight and my temperatures never come close to hose of IBT.
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With AVX (you have to have Windows 7 SP1), IBT stresses the CPU far, far beyond what you'd ever see. Even with apps that utilize AVX I really doubt you'd get that high, maybe as high as you get in Prime at most.

You should go by Prime as the max temp your CPU will reach, even Prime is an overestimation (by about 10-15%).
    
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IBT in my opinion has no real-world value. Purely generates excessive heat.
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still, i'll listen to IBT more than prime when it comes to temps.. Though i know that no such programs/activities other than ibt that can generate those temps. =)
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