Originally Posted by smoke12291
This has been debated religiously time and time again.
Intel supposedly released an article revealing all of their CPU's TJmax's, and according to that spec sheet, the Q6600's is 90c. Now it also states that when temps are below 50c, the sensor is not very accurate; explaining why you will get sub-ambient idle temps with a 90c TJMax.
I'm not saying it's not true, but I'd rather not trust it.
100% @ 3.2ghz and 1.35v with temps at 43c-45c seem WAY too good to be true for me.
I keep min at 100c to be safe, as people have also speculated that intel released this so people would overclock their chips too high and fry them, forcing them to buy new ones...
the thing is i was on 3.6ghz idle was 40c tj100 and 1.52V on my old q66 and that was air cooled
and now 3.6 1.40V tj100 watercooled and lapped i get the same temps ( note this is anothe q6600 with lower vid than the 1 i had before)
so tha leads me to thinki should set the tj to 90c and it would seem more acurate for this new setup
at the moment i an on 4ghz and i have installed 3x gtx360 rads and temps dont exceed 40C load on prime 8 hours so i am not really worried
i just wanted to clear why the temps seemed the same after changing to watercooling and a lower vid cpu