Originally Posted by Joeking78
Theres a lot of guys over at XS who have screenies of their CPU's under load at 85c! Not one or two but quite a few.
And if you ask every single one of them in a year how those CPUs are doing I promise you they are either cooked, or sold (to a poor person who it will fail on.
There seems to be some confusion between what they CAN run at and what they SHOULD run at. While no one is disputing that the CPU will work at 85c, it is destroying the CPU inside. The longer it runs that way, the more damage.
The common argument by people trying to convince themselves of this "safe to 85c" thing is the different sensor locations. check my sig...I have debunked that theory completely. The temps read through TAT are almost identical to the readings taken directly off the IHS, which is where the Intel thermal guideline is based from.