I just overclocked my q6600 to a stable 3.2 and have been trying to get solid numbers in terms of temperatures and opinions to make sure im not gonna fry the damn thing on a hot day or if possible to push it a little further.
As of the time these screenshots were taken, the ambient room temp is 25c.
From what I can tell the temps seem fine since they are well below the max tcase of 71 and tjunction of 90-100.
My problem is that I have seen the Cores go to as much as 75/75/72/72 Durring a prime 95 blend test a few days ago when it was atleast 33-35c in the room (the tj max was set to 100). I live in NY and the temperatures here are constantly up and down all the time. Granted its probably not going to be on at full load while I am away but still im not exactly experienced at overclocking and am not comfortable leaving a potential heat risk unatended.
I have been checking around all the forums and there are waaaaay too many mixed opinions when it comes to what the temps should be/what the tj max is/if the temp monitors are calibrated correctly etc etc.
I ran prime95 this time with Large FFt's for maximum heat. (I think thats whats its for)