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What temperature do you monitor when overclocking?

Poll Results: Which temperature do you monitor?

 
  • 55% (5)
    TCase
  • 33% (3)
    TJunction
  • 11% (1)
    Other
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I have posted about this before, but after reading responses and various forums, I have heard both sides and am *very* confused. I think this is an extremely important issue (especially on an overclocking forum for Intel CPUs).

I have read that it is good to keep temp below 55-60C, but which of these two readings does that statement refer to?

The following are descriptions of the two possible temperature readings to choose from. If you disagree with the discreption, feel free to post and say why.

TCase: Measured at the top of the processor package (center of IHS).
Read from...
- SpeedFan's 'CPU' temperature
- Asus Probe II's 'CPU' temperature

TJunction: Temperature taken from each core in your processor.
Read from...
- SpeedFan's 'Core 1' and 'Core 2' temperature
- Core Temp's 'Core 0' and 'Core 1' temperature
- Intel TAT's 'CPU 1' and 'CPU2' temperature

Note: More core temps for quad cores obviously.

In general, TCase temps should be about 10-15C lower than TJunction as TJunction is read directly from the core (hotter). Asus Probe reports TCase and shows a default max of 65C, but others have said that the 65C max is for TJunction.

---edit---
In case it isn't clear, I'm asking which temperature is the one that's supposed to be kept below 60C for safe overclocking.
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It's the TCase that you keep under 50. the older cpus that I had could only measure the TCase, so that's what most people took as standard for overclocking monitoring, so that's the one I'll keep using.

I'm not sure, but i dont think ALL processors can read the Tjunction?
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post #3 of 3
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I'm pretty sure you're right. I believe Pentium 4's could only read TCase (from what I've read). So when overclocking, should I keep TCase below 55C and TJunction below 65C? I want to overclock but I want this processor to last too.
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