Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:09 PM
The "thermal specification" listed is the maximum safe operating temp.
Normally the CPU should run well below that .
For example , the thermal spec for mine is 65C
Right now I have the C)PU overclocked from 2.99GHz to 3.2GHz & it's running at 39C .
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