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    All my computer parts are finally in and I get to put it together tonight. I got a gigabyte 845 pe chipset board with a 2.4 gHz processor in a thermal take Xaser II case......it comes with a thermal probe and readout on the front. Was wondering what you guys opinion was as to where i should put the thermal probe. I havent heard any problems reading temps from the bios on the P4's or on this motherboard so should i just leave in hanging in the case to read the case temp or somewhere else?
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    I would put it on the processor or the hard drive. :devil:
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    i wud not put it on the hard drive the hard drives are normally alright heat they seem to stay cool without too much problem if i were you i would put it on the on the proccessor. because if you overclock them they get messed up then it screws the board so the best place is on the proccessor

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    If i wanted to put it on the processor would i put it on inbetween the cpu and heatsink? Wouldnt this mess up the heat conductivity of the thermal paste? The artic silver instructions make it clear that anything inbetween the heatsink and cpu will make it less effective.......including skin cells or oils.
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    Try placeing the probe right next to the cpu touching the side and under the heat sink. then you'll get the reading of the cpu heat without dissrupting heat transfer.:devil:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdgosch
    If i wanted to put it on the processor would i put it on inbetween the cpu and heatsink? Wouldnt this mess up the heat conductivity of the thermal paste? The artic silver instructions make it clear that anything inbetween the heatsink and cpu will make it less effective.......including skin cells or oils.
    How did you decide to do it? I bought a fan controller and want to use the probe to keep an eye on the temp but am not sure the best way to place it. How many degrees off will it be if mounted next to the cpu?

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    Your best bet is as close to the CPU die as possible. You dont want it between the die and heatsink, but touching the die on the side is a great location. It may be a few degrees higher or lower than your mobo readout (which is usually located right underneath the socket) But you just have to learn what your normal temp is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommybowler
    i wud not put it on the hard drive the hard drives are normally alright heat they seem to stay cool without too much problem
    i wouldnt be so sure. the older IBM hard-drives overheated quite easily. and my WD 80gb/8mb got into the mid/high 30's, which is a tad hottish i think. (case temp of under 20c).
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    How do you turn on the temp display does it turn on at certain temp, i have not run mine to cpu yet, but dont have temp readout. I Just got same case as mdgosch

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    Quote Originally Posted by flickflum
    How do you turn on the temp display does it turn on at certain temp, i have not run mine to cpu yet, but dont have temp readout. I Just got same case as mdgosch
    If the thermometer came with a battery inside, you'll want to take it out and remove the small piece of paper beneath it and put the battery back in.

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