Originally Posted by lightman
Could be. But it still doesn't explain the 10+ degrees of difference between the Tc (which is from the thermal resistor position right under the center of the ihs) and the cores temps (taken from the digital sensors)...
No, where intel says the max temp is from ON TOP in the CENTER of the IHS. Not underneath it.
EDIT: and yes, you WILL get up to 10c difference from an uneven heat spreader.