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Tj max has changed from 80 to 79 then 70 C

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September 18, 2010 12:20:09 AM

My system is as follows
Amd x4 phenom 965
gigabyte 870a motherboard
radeon 5850 card

my question is, why has my tj max gone down, when i look at it in the program Coretemp, or a similar program? it was 80, then 79, now it is at 70. I installed an update to amd overdrive recently, could this be causing this?

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September 19, 2010 3:02:52 AM

Try turning off cool n quiet in your bios and see if it is the same or a different value?? Mine is 99c in core temp. is your version 0.99.7?
September 19, 2010 3:05:00 AM

I cant remember where I read it, but I thought if my memory serves me right it varies up to 99c?? I will do some digging around and see where I read that.
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September 19, 2010 8:47:08 PM

Sorry im a noob, how do I check the bios version? its a new computer...
September 19, 2010 8:50:11 PM

thanks for the quick response. btw, its back up to 79c in Coretemp, and i dont think ive changed anything.
September 20, 2010 5:16:32 PM

Upon boot up press the delete button repeatedly until you bios opens up and usually its at the bottom of the screen, you can also download cpuz on the cpuid website and it will tell you I think, also in pc wizard on that same site.
September 20, 2010 9:32:45 PM

Any help so far?? I cant find exactly where I read that, thought maybe you read something about it?
September 24, 2010 8:05:13 AM

yeah i thinks it not a problem anyhow... my bios version is weird, it just says... award software f2. thanks for the help, I think the "tj max" is just a software setting that has to do with when the bios handles high temperature i.e. when the temp gets to high, it underclocks automatically, or alarms you, or both. its been at 79 for quite some time now... all is well
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September 25, 2010 7:53:04 PM

Ok, OP, TjMax is used to derive the CPU Core Temp. As more details become available the authors of the software (CoreTemp/RealTemp) will adjust the TjMax to reflect that data.

Also, are you sure you are not confusing TjMax with Tcase or Core temp?
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