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CPU temp sensor

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March 19, 2012 3:36:58 PM

My board does not support CPU temp programs so I bought a cheap external thermometer with a sensor probe. I'm looking for the best place to attach the probe for the most accurate readings. I was thinking at the rear of the exhaust fan or directly in one of the heat sink fins. Any suggestions? Thanks

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March 19, 2012 4:03:46 PM

Closest to the cpu-core as you can.
March 19, 2012 4:27:35 PM

Thanks for the help. Just a follow up question, after running the computer all night the heat sink is warm to the touch but not burning. Theres a few capacitors next to the cpu that are extremely hot. Are those things normally hotter than the cpu and would putting the probe by them give a more realistic temp reading?

im gonna pick up another case fan and try to coolm them off.
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March 19, 2012 4:47:24 PM

Right next to the heatsink, but you don't want it to be near any dram modules or gpu's as those will obstruct your temps.
March 19, 2012 4:49:04 PM

ditto Correon... I also have probe, I've set it right beside my cpu wedged under the heat sink(contact with both). My pc supports core temps; when comparing prob at idle(29c vs 36c)/load(39c vs 45c) about the 5-7 degrees lower than program, case temp 25c. Beware as it fluctuates depending on temp in side case. Cooler in winter and hotter in summer.
March 19, 2012 9:54:00 PM

Thanks for the help. Mine was one of the 4700'S that shipped with the fan blowing air in. when i upgraded the cpu i turned the fan around and added a second fan blowing over the heatsink. I had also put a fan on my hdd but removed it as the drive was staying cold- 20-25c. With out the fan the drive stays around 30c and under heavynuse it goes to the 35 area.

Im just trying toget a read on the cpu incase i need a another or bigger exhaust fan.