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post #1 of 17
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My case has a thermal sensor built in, usually it works pretty good. When my cathodes are off my case temp is about 29c which is about right, but as soon as I turn on the cathodes, case temp jumps to about 38 or 39c. This is weird...i troubleshot by

-Taking the sensor away from the cathode inverter
-Trying to power the thermal sensor from a difference cable than the cathodes
-Taking thermal sensor out of case while turning cathodes on

All still make temps jump HUGE.

What do you think could cause this?
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post #2 of 17
weirrdd

cathodes are not hot soo... try taking them out of the case and turning them on, see what happens then.
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post #3 of 17
UV or color?
post #4 of 17
Which cathods do you have? Link please.

I know my cathods do put off some heat. I never realy tested it like that...
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post #5 of 17
Is it an instant change, or could it actually be heating up?

Did you take the actual sensor out of the case?
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post #6 of 17
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Well i know that the cathodes aren't producing any heat at all, becuase i've tested with the thermal sensor out of the case...and touching the cathodes = not hot...heres what they are..

http://www.case-mod.com/12in-dual-co...ue-p-2452.html

They are blue, and it is instant...as soon as i flick it, the temp jumps to 38c
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post #7 of 17
I have NO idea what could cause that... especially since light doesn't affect the type of temp sensor used in PCs.
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post #8 of 17
Doesnt that mobo have a system temp sensor. That should go up with a rise in temps in your case. Does that change at all. If you can locate the sensor then you can check the airflow around it and stuff to make sure its getting good air flow then see what happens without and with the lights on.
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post #9 of 17
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Well I dont notice a temp rise on any GPU,CPU, or motherboard temp as i would with a 10c jump.

Remember I've tested it with the sensor out of the case
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post #10 of 17
Oh so the rise also occurs out side of the case. Must be a voltage thing then due to the lights going on and off. It probably changes the current going to the sensor which if it reads off a measure of resistance then thatll throw it off. Anyways I aint got much on this stuff
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