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Hey guys, I just got and installed a Lamptron FC Touch, and I was wondering what the best location for the temperature probes is?

I scattered them around the case to maybe accurately get the temperature of the surrounding area and increase the speed accordingly, but now it just sits there and spins up the fans randomly which is a little annoying.

I emailed Lamptron and they said to put them on the CPU...somehow. I have four fans to control and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to where to put the probes to get the best fan response. Basically I want the fans to spin up on their own, and I love the look of this controller.

Also, can the fans burn out from being constantly ramped up and down?
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Turn up the auto temperature so your fans don't ramp up so 'randomly'. Also, I keep 1 hidden near the front of the case just to have what the ambient temp is, 1 is between my ram, 1 under the 'thermal armor' of my motherboard, and 1 in my power supply. The other 2 aren't being used.
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They're up pretty high, since I set them during gaming, which is when I would want them to ramp up, but they still ramp randomly. I think that maybe I need to put them in areas where the temperature changes the most during gaming, any suggestions?

I have one behind the cpu, one on the graphics card, one on my reservoir, and one on my hard drive.

I like your RAM idea though, but does the temperature change enough?
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Are you sure you changed the auto temp? (ie: holding the fan button until it stops then changing the temp)

There shouldn't be any reason for 'random'.


As for ram temp, yes. It'll go from about 26c idle to 35'ish when gaming and I have the fan controller set to turn on the ram fans when they go up to i think 32c. Maybe it's just me being paranoid *shifty eyes*
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