Originally Posted by jmacavali
So in otherwords, as long as I don't reach 85 degrees - give or take - I'll be fine. And since it was at 12 degrees (and I was using it) I'm pretty safe. It hit 30 when I was remote desktoping in to watch a dvd being backed up and was running an emulator.
I ran prime95 the other day it after a few minutes it was still only creeping up around 40 or so.
It certainly sounds like you have no temp problems, but like I said checking AMD's specs would be best.
Tj Max is simply the maximum temperature that the chip will tolerate, before it automatically begins to throttle back to save itself from destruction.
There are many guys who will over clock to such an extent, that they'll run the chip up to 10c under Tj Max., in order to obtain the highest over clock possible. This of course will stress the silicon something terrible, and will greatly reduce the life of the processor. However, most of these folks don't care, because they replace it with a new CPU every year or so anyway.
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