What's TJ Max?

By winterwolf1223 ยท 5 replies
Apr 25, 2011
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  1. Hey Guys,

    On Core Temp in the Overheat protection option there is something called TJmax. Now dont tell me its a clothing store cuz I will shoot myself if someone tells me that again. What does TJ Max stand for? Is it the Max Temp that the computer will reach and then do a shut down to protect the CPU? Or is it some feature that Core Temp has to protect your CPU? What happens when my computer reaches TJ Max?

    Thx Guys!!!
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Temperature junction max.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Maximum junction temperature, referring to the temp of the actual semiconductor chip. Usually hotter than exterior temps such as near the surface where the HSF is mounted. It provides an upper bound for CPU temps.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,486   +45

    If you're close to tjmax, you should tj-reseat your cpu heat sink with fresh thermal compound.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,033   +2,558

    A department store! A Clothing store only? Oh wait, this was a trick question wasn't it? Do I get a third guess?
  6. winterwolf1223

    winterwolf1223 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    NO!!!! *shoots myself*

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