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Hi,


I bought the pack of 3 of these thermal sensors. http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2017

Now where to put them exactly?

Are they thin enough to be placed BETWEEN a chip and its heatsink? eg NB chipset(990fx), SB and VRM?

Or they will be crushed by the pressure of the heatsink?

They seem VERY thin, but they have a small bump on the sensor end that worries me.

So far they are setting outside the case.

I already asked this in one thread of mine in amd section, and they said that i shouldnt place the sensor between a heatsink and a chip, but i would like some more confirmation, because i'm not seeing any other easy way to place them where i want and making them stick, without moving or falling over time/movement of system case.

So does anyone have experience with there little sensors?
Edited by Erick - 12/27/11 at 4:54pm
post #2 of 7
Definately not between any heat source and it's heatsink
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post #3 of 7

I am using several such sensors (for the past few years).

 

Do not place the thermal sensor in between a chipset and the heatsink.

If you apply good pressure, the sensor will be crushed as it is very pressure sensitive.

If you do not apply good pressure, then the heatsink does not have good contact with the chipset and it is disastrous.

 

I suggest placing a sensor onto the surface of the heatsink at a place as close to the chipset as possible.

 

Fixing the sensor also requires some patience.   Use the provided yellowish transparent adhesive tape (ie Kapton tape) or an equivalent (eg Taraoka tape).

 

Kapton tape

pic 7 pic thermal sensor with kapton tape on cpu socket heatsink plate.jpg

 

Taraoka tape

Application.JPG

 

 

When you physically apply the tape+sensor, do not press onto the sensor directly.  Just press on the tape around it.  If left undisturbed, these tapes can hold up for a long long time.

thermal sensor.jpg

post #4 of 7
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HMmm thank you.

Where do you suggest I place them?

I have 3 and I was thinking one in the VRM, one in the NB chipset and one in the South Bridge, but i'm not so sure about the SB, does it really require attention? Since its under 3 GFX and it doesnt get any airflow
post #5 of 7
I would say the vrms but you can see the nb temp using asus software put one on your wc block and in the fins on radiator to monitor temps of water
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Originally Posted by richie_2010 View Post

I would say the vrms but you can see the nb temp using asus software put one on your wc block and in the fins on radiator to monitor temps of water

You cant see the NB temp.

This is crosshair 5 formula not 4.
post #7 of 7
I had one of those back in the day
I wedged it in between my cpu
btw it was a P3 1.2ghz
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