TJ Max increased?

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I recently rebuilt my computer into a newer case so that I had room to upgrade components and such.

Before rebuilding, my system was reporting a TJ Max of 70°C.

After rebuilding, my system is reporting a TJ Max of 80°C

The only components that I changed out were the motherboard and power supply.

The motherboard changed from a ASUS M5 A88-V EVO to a Gigabyte 970A-DS3P.

The power supply was updated to a modular version of the previous one.

The CPU and CPU Cooler remained the same however newer fans have been placed in as the old ones were close to going out.
 
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I looked up the exact processor (AMD FX-4100) on AMDs website which reported the TJM as 70.5 C. Why would my system be reporting a false TJM?
 
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So i should just keep a close eye on it under heavy loads and make sure it doesnt go above ~55 C

I know a good rule of thumb is to keep temps ~12 C under TJM, is this correct?
 

Gam3r01

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Use AMD Overdrive, dont bother checking any of the other temps.
IF I had to equate it to real temps, its something around 62C. But, the thermal margin (distance from max temp) is a much easier and more accurate way.
 

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