I have just recently purchase a i7 2600k i have also have the
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme cooler on it. I am running 4 computers in the one room, 3 pc's and 1 alien-ware laptop. on stock im running idle 30c and 100% load running 58c this is with hyper threading on as well. the ambient room temp is around 30 - 35c. When i overclock to 4.5ghz im seeing temps from 35c idle, and 71 on full load. i do know the tcase max is 72.6c but from my knowledge hd monitor programs read tjunction temps not tcase is this correct ? also isn't the tjunction max temp for corei7 around 100c ? so i guess back to my main question is 71c acceptable for having aftermarket cooler at that stock speed with ambient temp of 35c ?
Ambient temp of 35C, mate you must hate the cold! 71C @ 4.5GHz sounds OK to me. I get around 62C @ 4.5 but ambient is significantly lower and different cooler. The Tjunction is 98C and the thermal throttle is 95C, so your still well under the limits.
71c tcase is a bit warm, will probably put you in the mid to high 80's celsius on the cores. All though that isn't horrible for a 4.5 overclock in a hot room, I wouldn't want to be pushing near max temps. When you say full load, what program are you talking about?