box o rocks said:
Wait. What? The site I linked to (and Intel) is showing a max temp of 26 degrees C lower than the chip can actually take? There's a separate sensor in the package and other censors in the individual cores? Now I am confused.
It's because of what I said, lol. The recommended
max PACKAGE temp (or overall CPU temp, if you will) is 72.6C, but the max CORE temp is 98C, which is where it's truly dangerous and will throttle.
Slightly higher than 72C is considered to be OK. It's when you get to 80-85C+ on the the package temp that it's a problem.
And yes, there are separate sensors for the cores and on the IHS.