This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation
In regard to this matter, I just wanted to let you know that based on the information we have in our web site the t-junction temperature for this processor is 100°C, so actually if it is reaching up to 98°C or 92°C it is actually expected, as you can confirm on the following link:
When the processor gests overheated the system will start to throttle or freeze and sometimes it will go off by itself, if none of those symptoms is happening means the processor is working fine.
We do have a tool to test the processor, it does an overall test including a temperature test, please run the tool, if the processor passed the test should be fine:
Now, if by any chance the processor does not passed the test or if the PC is throttling, getting freeze or going off by itself, then remember that the warranty is provided by the manufacturer of the system, so in that case the best thing to do will be to get in contact directly with them for further technical or warranty assistance.
Dell’s support site: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04
Dell’s phone number: 1 800-624-9897
Any questions, please let me know.