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This may be the wrong thread , but how could I a accurately and cheaply Measure case temperatures , psu , motherboard , or really any computer parts. Can I also measure ambient temperatures in the same way ? Would I want a thermalcouple thermometer with probes ?
Edited by Jedson3614 - 8/31/16 at 5:44pm
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Non-Contact-LCD-IR-Laser-Infrared-Digital-Temperature-Thermometer-Gun-LOT-F7-/222077520606?var=&hash=item33b4da0ade:m:m2nBo7BUiSMO5Hs2b8CWPgg

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post #3 of 6
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I have no problem getting one of those, but I thought its primary use was small objects and cooking. Wouldn't a thermalcouple thermometer with probes be a better choice , if not I will get what you suggested. Will that gun be accurate ? How can that measure ambient case temps ?
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It's not gonna be super accurate, you'll never get that on a budget, cos this stuff will only be roughly calibrated, and not properly calibrated (that costs money). I don't think it would work for case temps, you may need a probe for that, but for chip and heatsink temps, it'll be about the best you'll get on a budget.

Maybe you want something more like this? https://www.amazon.com/5V-LCD-Water-cooled-Thermometer-Digital/dp/B016OC9U5I/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1472733093&sr=1-1&keywords=PC+thermometer
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Can I measure psu , motherboard, and gpu temps ? I imagine e it will give me a good idea about thermals. I actually want a way to measure psu temps because I write a lot of reviews for hardware , and I kind of need close to accurate, but I don't have a huge budget for tools right now.
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post #6 of 6
I would imagine you can. You can only ever get a generalised overview of temps anyway, each component will have it's own temp profile. The IR thermometer will give you and idea of chip/heatsink temps, the other one I linked will give an idea of air temps (maybe suited to PSU Exhaust temps?) With motherboards, there will be quite varied temps beween different components, where the main heat producers will be the CPU, the VRM FETs, the PCH (or northbridge/southbridge on older boards) while other parts may not run as hot, like networking or audio chips. Same applies inside a PSU, where the main switchers and secondary diodes, and any DC-DC FETs in newer designs will be the hot spots. If you are writing reviews, then you may want more accuracy that these tools I linked to provide. You could get calibrated tools, but you'll pay more of a premium for them.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xcalibrated+thermometer.TRS0&_nkw=calibrated+thermometer&_sacat=0
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