Originally Posted by Eeyore888
Wow you're annoying lol.
I never said your chip would instantly die if you go above the mark... I hit 68c for about 20 seconds doing a bench in my freezing cold garage and realized my water pump wasn't plugged in.
And yes I'm pretty sure I hit -10c or somewhere around that because it was about -15c or so outside my house and I used an IR thermometer... both at the contact between my block and the back of the mobo.
Hitting over the 62c mark will start some weird reactions with your chip. Mine would give terrible bench scores when it hit 60c but as soon as I dropped it down in volts and freq it was back to normal.
i love people with infrared thermos, what most people dont know is
1 the surface needs to be flat black to be accurate
2 shiny surfaces throw up FALSE readings more often then not.
3 people think a 15 $ thermo is accurate ( my second fav fact )
4 infrared thermos are HIGHLY inaccurate and are good for a GENERAL idea and not for stating facts. that is why man made thermocouples ( my fav part )
i have a fluke infrared and i much prefer my thermocouples because of these factsEdited by Mega Man - 9/12/13 at 11:42pm