Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Remember that the C2D CPUs use a digital temperature sensor thats actually inside the core, instead of an analog thermal diode on the bottom of the die. Its a more accurite sensor, plus its actually inside the core, where its much hotter. That means that a Prescott that has a limit of 65C probably has an actual core temp of 95C at that limit.
I think I did a pretty good job of throwing some doubt into that theory, if not completely disproving it. Added to my sig.
As for a Kentsfield running "fine" at 100c.....Kentsfields are simply 2 Conroes on the same die...if a Conroe can't take that heat, neither can a Kentsfield. Even if it "ran fine" during the test, I would be suprised if it was "running fine" months later.