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Thermal Sensors .. where do you mount them ?

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Hey guys - Kinda new to wc'ing ... I'm water cooling my cpu + 2 vc's have couple of q's

1. Where do you mount/stick the thermal sensors ? can I just stick the sensor on top of the water block(will that be accurate enough ?)

2. What is the best way to get temps off of the coolant ?

3. Where should I stick the sensor to get ambient temps ?

Any link if you can provide that can guide me in this area will help

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
1. Nope. If the sensor is touching the block you'll be accurately getting the temp of the block which won't help you much. Use hwmonitor/everest ect to read temps.

2. Inline sensors like these work. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28836

3. Depends on the case. I just look at room ambient myself.
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you can buy that without the display monitor
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by sprower View Post
1. Nope. If the sensor is touching the block you'll be accurately getting the temp of the block which won't help you much. Use hwmonitor/everest ect to read temps.

2. Inline sensors like these work. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28836

3. Depends on the case. I just look at room ambient myself.

1. Where should I mount the sensor ? (I don't want to sandwich it between cpu and the block)

Thanks for inline sensors link.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by badboyze View Post
1. Where should I mount the sensor ? (I don't want to sandwich it between cpu and the block)
If you want to record the temperature of your CPU with an external sensor then you have to mount it there.

I would stick to monitoring the temperature of your coolant / ambient with external sensors, and use the built in ones for your CPU.
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Thanks everybody, Just figured out that all my components have sensors built on them (told ya ... noob here) already ... I'm using "HWMonitor" is there any other better software ?
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What do you want out of the software? HWMon is great for looking at the temperatures whilst benching / OC'ing, but not exactly suited for sitting on your desktop all the time. Also it does not report all the sensors available, for example the Vreg sensors on some graphics cards which can be seen with GPU-Z.

Personally I use Open Hardware Monitor, which is very similar to HWMon when using it to take a quick look at temps, but has some built in extras that are great.

One extra is the built in desktop gadget, allowing you to display any of the data on your desktop easily. The other is the Rainmeter plugin, which allows you to pull the values for use in a Rainmeter desktop skin.
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post #9 of 11
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Wow that is cool, I wanted to have the temps on my desktop, Couldn't find the widget you are talking about though .. link ?

Repped ya
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NM Found it ..
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