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I have a 2500k, and I'm getting dangerously close to the TDP rating. Its rated at 95W, and core temp 1.0 reported 94.2 W (the highest I observed) at one point. Does this matter at all?
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not really. i probably hit like 150w. overclocking will cause it to go over.
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No, it doesn't matter in the slightest, and if you were trying to measure it, no software will measure it accurately for you.

TDP in Intel world is the max power your chip will ever draw, and is mainly to say "cooler manufacturers and PSU makers, expect to have to handle a max of X watts". In AMD land the TDP is more for marketing, and is the typical amount of power your chip will draw, rather then the maximum.
    
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I have a 2500k, and I'm getting dangerously close to the TDP rating. Its rated at 95W, and core temp 1.0 reported 94.2 W (the highest I observed) at one point. Does this matter at all?
Nope, unless you like manage and optimize power savings for your electronics. Perhaps you're confusing the TDP w/ TJMax(the critical temp shutoff point). If so, temps are more important.

W=V x A, so draw(A)@higher loads will increase TDP(which is only an average setpoint for a manf processor).
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