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Intel Tjmax, what it is and how it works on a processor




Summer is starting to come and under the sigh we will have more. Temperatures will rise by about 15 degrees on average and in other parts of the country it will rise between 45 and 50 degrees Celsius.

We can cool ourselves in a bath, go to the pool or the beach, but our poor PC depends on the cleaning system we have on hand. Nobody wants their CPU to suffer from high temperatures, but money dominates in these cases, so Intel had to move the previous tab to protect its integrity.

Intel Tjmax, a feature that will protect your CPU from dying


Although most of you who read it still have intermediate or high level information about processors, the average user only sees a tower with a button that opens Windows and shuts down. Many people don't care about the heat of its components, they think the PC is ready for everything and under any circumstances.

This has lowered the road of bitterness for both AMD and Intel in recent times, when the number of RMAs increased dramatically as TDP it grew. Therefore, the blues introduced a feature to prevent the death of their processors: Tjmax or also known as In relation to max.

Anyone who plays with the temperatures to the limit, whether stock or excessive, will have to thank both companies for thinking about the integrity of their processor over him, so we'll explain what it is and how it works.

Transistors are the most affected

portable temperature

High temperature directly affects the operation and operation of transistors. Therefore, Intel with Tjmax specifies the number by degrees celsius to high temperature transmitors of our processor before the internal control of the same temperature decreases the P distances and with these limits an increase in temperature above the specified limit.

Logically, limiting P means another series of reductions due to the thermal control of the processor. This restriction as a rule refers to its frequency and power, since lowering both (down to very small amounts) will prevent the processor skipping and thus save on wear and tear that can result in death.

The Tjmax value is set for each type of processor and model, starting depending on it speed, TDP, nanometers and chip area and IHS, Intel imposes different prices so it is not homogenible either between platforms. When we talk about Tjmax, we talk about it distance in relation to this figure, something is best understood by a simple example: if we have a Tjmax processor of 100 ºC and an electric 60 60C, there is a 40 degree range on Tjmax.

Therefore, it is important to have temperature reading software (such as Core Temp, for example) that allows us to know both values ​​to know how far and how safe it is.


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