Totally agree on the VPN. It ABSOLUTELY does NOT have any effect in that regard. I've been using NordVPN for a while now, and it is simply what it presents itself to be. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you are using some other VPN I can't say but I CAN say that if you are using Nord, you are wrong if you think it is doing anything that significantly affects system performance. It just doesn't. Period.
Not just the VPN, but none of what they stated the PC is used for really screams 'performance lost' if they were to set a lower thermal limit.
Would you notice a few seconds longer virus scan?
its not the ambient temperature, im not sure what degrees its in my room and inside my case, but i live in Denmark, our summers go from 15-30 degrees C, usually between 20-25, so it never gets really hot here and i have windows open atleast 3 times a day in every room with doors open and right now its winter with and we maximum get 6 degrees celcius at the moment.
Then buy a thermometer that you can dangle the sensor in front of the cpu cooler - or perhaps you already have a thermometer, just need to improvise in suspending it in front of the cooler.
Then you'll know how warm/cool the air going into the cooler is.
Inside the case is typically warmer than outside and in your room. When the gpu is active, the case ambient will be warmer.
Just because it's 6 or 25C outside, doesn't mean it's the same going in the case.
What i mean is if i set the maximum temperatures my pc can hit to 80, wont it run slower when its gets close to the maximum temperature ive set it to ? So now it would run slower getting close to 100, if i put the maximum degrees to 80, it would run slower getting close to 80 ?
I guess you missed where I posted that Intel cpus don't care about their operating thermals sans the thermal limit. Understandable, as I have a bad habit of long posts.
They do not run any slower, unlike Ryzen cpus, Geforce and Radeon gpus. [Can't recall if Intel ARC functions the same as the other gpus.]
Cores are at 20C? It's 5.0ghz or whatever the boost is.
50C? Still 5.0ghz.
85C? Yep, still 5.0ghz.
98C? You guessed it - 5.0ghz.
At 100C? It'll dial back a few hundred mhz, and if successful in lowering temperature, they're right back up to 5.0ghz until 100C is reached... and this is repeated over and over and over, and over - it does not stay at lower clocks unless the throttle protections aren't working.
so what would happen it the maximum i allowed my pc to hit was 80 degrees ?
Take the above and change 100C to 80C.
And i want to change my settings back aswell, so that my pc runs faster...
i have set up CoreTemp so that i can see all 12 cores temperatures all the time down in the taskbar and the only thing that makes my pc get to hot is when i run anti virus full scan.
So what you're saying is, the PC doesn't run slower. Cpu gets too hot for you during virus scans, but everything else is fine. One application is making everything else look bad?
What was wrong with Windows Defender? Or maybe you're using Linux.