Distance to TJ Max
this sounds counter-intuitive, but distance to tjmax is a more-correct temperature measure than "temperature" for core2 based cpus. intel has decided for reasons unknown to NOT give users the true tjmax temps, so makers of temperature monitoring programs are forced to guess. most programs guess that tjmax is 95c for a q6600. When the temperature monitoring programs display a load temp of, say, 65c, they're actually reading a "30c to tjmax" temp from the thermal diode on the cpu. You can set coretemp or realtemp to display distance to tjmax as the primary display.
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