When using temp monitoring apps what should I set the TJmax to ? On my i7 920 D0 ive left it at 100C. But with the Q6600 SLACR the thermal specification is 71C, is this a completely different thing ? RealTemp set it to 100C (34/34/28/30) which seems realistic if not a tad over (stock speeds + volts turned down to minimum stable). If i set TJmax to 71C it gives temps of 5/5/-1/1 which is the other end of the scale really. It was a similar story with my Q9550, guessing the thermal specification has no relevance to the TJmax. Ive read that the way the temp sensors work they are only really accurate at/around the TJmax anyway. Im asking more out of curiosity than anything else, computer has been running for ages with no issues. EDIT: Is the TJmax just used to get the temp reading from the reported delta ? And the thermal specification is what temp it should stay under ?