May 23, 2012
I wonder what the "package" in hwmonitor means, it is located under the cpu temps so i guess it has something to do with the cpu. But what exactly? Also is it okay for "package" to reach top 80c on an overclocked i7?
I don't think it is important at all. Core temps is what it is all about, if any of the core temps doesn't exceed 80C, I think it's fine. But 80C is pretty much not healthy for your processor, I would rather buy a new CPU cooler.
Package is the the temp of the sensor on the IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader). That's also what the "TCase" max recommended temp (67.4C on the 3770K) is based on, so 80C is a bit high.

Tjmax is the max core temp which is 105C, but that's when it will throttle to cool down.