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LCD temp. monitor questions

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Jkasmann

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Hi, the temp. sensor reads inproperly on the it7 (this is a known issue) so I saw this and thought it might be cool to get a more accurate temperature reading.

http://www.crazypc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=120199&Product_Code=5230

Is this worthwhile? I havent had much experience with temp probes, so is this kinda thing good for measuring CPU temps? Is this a "flat" sensor?

If its good, is there a better (cheaper) place to buy one? ;)

Thanks for the help!
 

miketay89

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Does the sensor actually go between the hs and cpu or do you mount it next to the cpu?
 
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Jkasmann

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I was wondering that also, since this is a p4 I assume you would put it between the socket and heatsink, next to the p4 heatspreader. Is this correct?
 

dxiw

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never put it directly between core and heatsink as you will get bad contact with the hsf probable overheating and crush your temp probe at the same time. Instead the better approach it to mount the probe so it touches the core on the side or lays against it (easier with athlon than p4).
 
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Jkasmann

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Actually, after browsing around the forums, people seem to be saying it is best to put the probe between the CPU and the socket for p4 use, with a probes wires run between the pins and the probe in the middle. Sound correct?
 
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Jkasmann

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so its less accurate to tape it to the bottom of the core than to place it on the side of the heatspreader?