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How to install thermo sensors on cpu?

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Hey guys, recently I brought a nzxt sentry 2 fan controller. The controller comes with its own thermo sensors paired with each fan. My question is, where do you put the sensor for your cpu (fan)?

Currently I've stuck it in between the heatsink and the cpu, not directly in between but just on the edge. But even so, I still get some very inaccurate readings. On start up, it reads 23c, about 10min later it slowly creep up to 29c. Both idle. But the thing is, core temp, real temp says the core temperature is 39c thats at least a 10c difference. If i use prime95 to stress test, coretemp goes to ~59c, but sentry 2 readout is 39c...

So could someone suggest a more appropriate place for the cpu thermo sensor so I could get a reading that is closer to the core? Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
well to be honest you cant really do this accurately. what are you using it for?
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post #3 of 7
I wouldn't bother. Odds are the sensors aren't going to be any more "accurate" than Core Temp or other software, maybe even less so.
    
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I'm not relying on it for a cpu read out, but the sentry 2 fan controller have this automatic fan speed adjustment feature. That is, it adjust the fanspeed according to the temperature readouts. So I'm worried that the speed might get too low for the cpu on load if the sensor dont accurately reflect the actual temperature.
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I'm not relying on it for a cpu read out, but the sentry 2 fan controller have this automatic fan speed adjustment feature. That is, it adjust the fanspeed according to the temperature readouts. So I'm worried that the speed might get too low for the cpu on load if the sensor dont accurately reflect the actual temperature.
it will probably be programmed to take this into account, theres no way it would have to be that accurate. don't worry about it
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post #6 of 7
how about not using that fan controller to do the CPU fan, and use speedfan instead. That uses the CPU socket temp to control.

Use the external fan controller for case fans.
 
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post #7 of 7
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That was actually one of my ideas in case theres nothing else i can do.. =p
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