Of course I don’t want to argue about it, no worries. I know thermal throttling isn’t going to kill the processor, and I already told him that a small amount of throttling may not even be noticed. I guess some people view thermal throttling more critically than others, and I’m one of them. Personally I don’t want my Prescott to ever even reach 65, heat is the enemy. I mean nobody wants to run their processor slower than it should, even a little bit, and long term heat is never a good thing. I mean 65C is alot of heat, feel that heatsink, ouch!
Even with my stock heatsink I didn’t get above 65, but I have very good ventilation, and that was before any overclocking. With his heatsink, which is a good one, I just think he should get much better. I’m running that same heatsink, with a 3.2 overclocked to 3.84, and with vcore even turned up (which I’m sure you know causes even more heat). I never pass 56 (may jump to 57 for a min, then back to 56), even after hours of solid 100% cpu usage, and idles at about 40C. You’re right, he doesn’t have to do anything, but I would.
I still think he either has a case temp problem, or he used 2nd rate thermal grease (or didn’t remove the old stuff completely, or applied the new stuff incorrectly, like putting too much or too little). One thing I know, when you clean the old thermal grease or pad or whatever was on there, you need to get it all off. Once you think you have it all off, clean it again lol, sometimes you can’t see it but it’s still there. And make sure you’re using something that will clean it, some cleaners you can clean over and over and it won’t get everything. Even just a tiny tiny bit left over can block your heat transfer, and can totally screw your temperatures. Again deer slayer, I wasn’t trying to argue and no disrespect, but to me and many others, thermal throttling is completely unacceptable. To some others, maybe they don’t care, as long as it doesn’t get really bad, I just don’t agree with that though. Running a little over half the temp of boiling water is hot enough for me, no hotter please.