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Thermal Sensor Mounting with Water Cooling

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Hello fellow OCNers!

Im just finishing setting up my loop and have a couple questions about thermal sensor mounting.

What is the best spot to mount sensors for reading the CPU temp when a water block is installed? I have an amd x6 and it is notorious for showing the wrong temps. I also have the koolance cpu-370 water block.

What about capturing the water temp? I've heard that most people just put it in the res. The final part to my loop has yet to arrive. Its the frozenQ t-virus res. Are there any recommendations on temp sensor placing for water?

Any help would be greatly appreciated and +rep when I get off my phone here. Thanks for your time!

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post #2 of 5
If you want the most accurate reading for your CPU temp, you're going to want to put the wire of the probe between the pins of the CPU. Just be very careful when doing this...
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Interesting. Thanks for the info. Anyone else have input for online or even gpu mounting options?

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For WCing, your interest should be looking at the highest heat dump into the water of the loop. Thus, the thermistor needs to be placed immediately after the water-block outlet fitting. This would give the the best delta-T from the hot flow. Next, another air thermistor on the RAD would be ideal. You can then calculate the difference and begin to know the energy of heat being expelled from your loop.

Years ago, corsair had the HydroCool 200 EX. That unit did just this for monitoring the temps in the WCing loop.
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Thanks for that info maverick!

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