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whats would you say is the best way to monitor a computer's temperature? I mean the computer as a who not any individual part.
     
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That's a difficult question, since the temperature of each individual part (chip) can vary greatly. With regards to ambient temperatures and the like, I have a number of temperature probes taped to out-of-the-way place within my case. Under the top shroud to measure air temps going into radiator, under the case near the front (far away from fans/electronics) to give a general ambient temperature, one strapped to the inside case in the middle (for general internal temperature), and a couple others.

To be totally honest, I don't really pay much attention to them beyond confirming my general feelings as to whether or not it's too hot in my office (why are my feet sweating? Oh - ambient temp is quite high). It's the temperature of each individual part that really matters.

*edited for terrible grammar.
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They have these in many colors.
http://www.xoxide.com/blue-lcd-temp-sensor.html
 
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Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

They have these in many colors.
http://www.xoxide.com/blue-lcd-temp-sensor.html

this + hwinfo ( 32 or 64 depending on your system )
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