Originally Posted by whocares
Got a HP Pavilion to replace my old Media Center and decided to try the CPU on my PC. (only way to get a high-definition digital cable tuner).
I guess I will get a QX instead for my new project. This one seems to be a "hothead".
Its not really a hothead. Don't forget you are overclocking it. And that your cooler is not vey good at all for quads. I suggest getting a new cooler like the ones I suggested earlier.
Regarding earlier. You are correct that the way that the temp is estimated
is quite lousy. It is based on distance to TjMax, and intel doesn't relese the spec for TjMax. Nonetheless, you alyays want to be at least 30*C away from the TjMax read by the program. So 75*C is the max really (if we assume 105*C TjMax, even less if it's 95*C). 77*C is cutting it tight and only suitable for a suicide bench (It won't do it any harm in the short term, but long term it may
If you do go the water route, one bit of advice: Don't get a thermaltake Big Water! Edited by coffeejunky - 5/20/08 at 3:23am