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I bought a Lian Li fan controller for really cheap... it has 4 fan controllers, and 4 temp sensors. I did some quick research and put these temp sensors in between my cpu and heat sink // gpu and heat sink.

my comp didn't like this one bit... nor did the temp sensors (those 2 no longer work)

what am i doing wrong??
    
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Well mounting them between the Heat spreader and the cool plate of a cooler isn't the best way of going about it.

You can get special sticky tape for that, and I would install them to the side of the heat spreader but not interfering with the CPU at all.

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A temp sensor is a very sensitive device that can get easily crushed if pressure is applied onto it. Your 2 sensors do not work now because I think they were crushed to death when they are placed between a CPU/GPU and a heatsink.

Pic 1 below shows an AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+. Do not place the sensor on the top surface (the red arrow). Not only will the sensor be crushed, it will also interfere with heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink.
If you are skillful enough, you can try to place it on the side surface (eg the green oval) of the CPU.

Pic 2 below shows the bottom of the stock cooler of the CPU which is being used by you. As already pointed out above, the next place to tape a sensor is on the surface pointed by the green arrow. The measurement will be most accurate when the sensor is closest to the CPU (ie the green rectangle). However, due to the thickness of the cable of the sensor, you might have to settle by placing the sensor near the edge (ie the green oval).
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Placing a sensor between the HS and CPU can both destroy the sensor and reduce cooling performance astronomically! Place it very near the CPU/HS as shown in the pic above me.
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A temp sensor is a very sensitive device that can get easily crushed if pressure is applied onto it. Your 2 sensors do not work now because I think they were crushed to death when they are placed between a CPU/GPU and a heatsink.

Bang on! when I installed the temp sensors incorrectly, they didn't work right away.... I must have crushed them. (im not a moron, I didnt over tighten anything, like Windfire said, their sensitive.)

The sensor said it was rated to 100C, so i saw no problem putting it directly on the processor since mine doesn't get over 60C (overclocked).. I didnt realize I could 'crush' them

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Bang on! when I installed the temp sensors incorrectly, they didn't work right away.... I must have crushed them. (im not a moron, I didnt over tighten anything, like Windfire said, their sensitive.)

The sensor said it was rated to 100C, so i saw no problem putting it directly on the processor since mine doesn't get over 60C (overclocked).. I didnt realize I could 'crush' them

thank you guys alot!

If you don't tighten the heatsink enough to crush the sensor.... the heatsink isn't tight enough.

You would be reducing cooling just to know what the temps are.... that's silly.

Intel cuts a channel in the IHS to get the sensor positioned between the HS and CPU.
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I have a Aerocool Touch 2000 that has 4 fans controls and temp probes. What i did to watch the temp on my CPU, is to put a temp probe on the outgoing tube of the Asetek 570LX, and another probe on the incoming tube. I get a good ides of temps. For a real temp reading I use my G510 LCD.
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