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Where place system temp probe?

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Got a new fan controller, first time i've had one which comes with 4 temp sensors.

One of them is labelled 'system'. Where is it best inside the case to place this?
post #2 of 6
In front of your CPU cooler intake? Or GPU intake?

These two places can help you decide how you want case fans moving air in and out of case. The cooler the air going into them the cooler they will be. If room is 22c and CPU/GPU intakes are 25c great!.. But if the intakes are 30c or 35c when system is under load than you are not removing their heated exhaust air and it is mixing with cool intake air. wink.gif
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thanks, +rep
post #4 of 6
Actually other good places to place temp probes are the CPU heatsink fins (aircooling) or the the radiator's fins (LCS) for your first 'system' temp probe, the second probe should go on the graphics card's processing chip heatsink/below the shroud, the third one can go on the power supply, (if you have a cutout on the back panel side of your power supply, just thermal tape on the probe to the exposed hole of the power supply to hide it from view on the front of the case) and the last one can go on a mechanical drive such as the top casing of platters of the bare drive. I have the Aerocool Touch 2000 and these are were i put mine
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Actually other good places to place temp probes are the CPU heatsink fins (aircooling) or the the radiator's fins (LCS) for your first 'system' temp probe, the second probe should go on the graphics card's processing chip heatsink/below the shroud, the third one can go on the power supply, (if you have a cutout on the back panel side of your power supply, just thermal tape on the probe to the exposed hole of the power supply to hide it from view on the front of the case) and the last one can go on a mechanical drive such as the top casing of platters of the bare drive. I have the Aerocool Touch 2000 and these are were i put mine
As we already have CPU and GPU temp readings I see no reason for additional probes for them. But knowing how the temp of the air going into their coolers lets us know if case is cooling properly and giving them air only a couple of degrees warmer than room temp.
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Actually other good places to place temp probes are the CPU heatsink fins (aircooling) or the the radiator's fins (LCS) for your first 'system' temp probe, the second probe should go on the graphics card's processing chip heatsink/below the shroud, the third one can go on the power supply, (if you have a cutout on the back panel side of your power supply, just thermal tape on the probe to the exposed hole of the power supply to hide it from view on the front of the case) and the last one can go on a mechanical drive such as the top casing of platters of the bare drive. I have the Aerocool Touch 2000 and these are were i put mine

I have the aerocool touch 1000, i like it alot but i've read the display fades to invisible over time, hopefully won't happen with mine. Putting a temp probe on the heatsink fins doesn't make sense to me though.
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