Originally Posted by xxlawman87xx
I want to put temp sensors on my gpu water blocks. My question is how to adhere them. I have plenty of thermal tape but I don't know if should stick the tape to the block and the sensor to the other side OR put just a minuscule dab of thermal compound on the block and then the sensor and thermal tape over that? How should I do it? Better ideas?
''stick the tape to the block and the sensor to the other side'' is not a good idea because the tape is now in between the sensor and the block. This will reduce slightly the accuracy of the measurement.
''put just a minuscule dab of thermal compound on the block and then the sensor and thermal tape over that'' is better but I am afraid that the dab of thermal compound might compromise the adhesiveness of the tape over time.
I just use a small piece of thermal tape to adhere the sensor onto the block without using any thermal compound
. See the pic below showing the sensor on my CPU waterblock.
One word of caution:- the sensor is a very very pressure sensitive device. Do not hold onto the sensor directly. Hold the portion of wire directly below. And do not press onto the sensor directly when using the thermal tape to fix the sensor onto the block's surface. see diagram below.Edited by windfire - 10/3/11 at 4:37pm