Originally Posted by nippyjun
To the OP: why set a limit of 55 under load? I'm at 55 idle with my 6600 at 3.4. I reach into the low 70's running orthos. this is using tat to measure the temps.
Well I would imagine because Intel rates that cpu at 60.1c on the IHS.
But what ever temperature the cores are at, is the same temperature of the IHS.
I won't run my E6400 past 55c either. But I don't plan on buying a new cpu soon, I plan on keeping this one for a while. And I think Intel knows what they are doing when they set the temperature limit