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post #1 of 9
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Ok so my NZXT sentry will be arriving today and i was wondering if it was safe to put one of the temperaure sensors wedged somewhere on the very edge between the processor and my heatsink. Will this be too hot and melt it or am i good to go?
Edited by luckypunk - 4/11/11 at 8:07am
post #2 of 9
Well I guess you could, but I think that you still won't know what the core's temps are.
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post #3 of 9
You will need to cut a channel in either the heatsink base or CPU IHS.

However, this will:
1) increase CPU temperatures
2) not useful since the Sentry thermal probe is not accurate or calibrated
3) not useful because the CPU has embedded sensors
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I tried it with mine and it broke the sensor.
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well since its unlocked i cant see the temps anyway unless i use speedfan to see the socket sensor temp so i thought i would do this so i wouldnt have to open speedfan everytime i wanted to check temps.
post #6 of 9
It s useless.
If the CPU temp is too high ,mobo will throttle the CPU or shutdown the PC/mobo.
On the other side the temp in the silicon chip is higher than you can get with a surface sensor ,thermal disipation not beeing ideal tru that CPU heatspreader.
   
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post #7 of 9
^What he said.

Putting a sensor between Cooler and CPU will only worsen the conditions of your cooling solution, plus it will not read the temperature adequatelly, as it will read the IHS temperatures, but not the real CPU temperature inside the IHS.
    
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it will increase the cpu temp/destroy the sensor. attach it to the mobo tray under where the cpu will be if anything or attach it to the cpu heatink
     
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post #9 of 9
no... if you do it a few things will happen...

#1: heat sink will be uneven and not flush on cpu

#2: to fill up space you will need loads of tim

#3: heat build up from to much tim and inpropper seating of heat sink

#4: will flatten and break temp sencor

and it will just go on and on the list
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