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Yes, sorry for the late reply.It's good for a 13600kf. I wouldn't use it on a higher chip though. Under most brutal prime95 load I could throw at it, it hit 97 celsius... that was its max... I have it set to 102 celsius limit in bios.
That's extreme though... I mean I won't ever see more than 60 celsius in most games I play. so eh
You could just record the wattage in game, and come up with an average output yes. Most bigger coolers can handle average loads surely. But not entirely what my point was really.
You, you don't mind 97c and stretching past 100c Tjunction set by the manufacturer. But does the cpu?
Why is AMD for example, using 70c as a high temp alert (first 4 ryzen generations). This with a default system commands 100% cpu fan duty cycle.
Essentially, they can't count on the cooler because there is no awareness to ambient temperatures.
At one time, manufacturer would list a Tcase temp max. Intel would state 72c and this is an off die temperature, at the ihs plate.
Today we have package temp. For your Intel 13600K is the Tcase temperature, the temp at the IHS plate.
So if you are reading me the 97c core temp, it's usually cooler than the accumulated Tcase temp which seems to run a bit hotter. At least that's what I experience with 12th gen chips, I imagine 13th gen isn't much different in this temp reading aspect.
But really, 97c for Me is a little on the upper end warm side. And I mean package (Tcase) temp, not core temp. It throttles at 100c and that's uncomfortable. Once the package temp hits that 100c with it, the cpu throttles really really hard.
But none of this corresponds with the title of the thread "myths" though. So this reply might be off topic and please excuse me from that.