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JDizzle

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I put the thermal probe from my Superflower Fanmaster on my CPU and wanted to know if this will hurt anything. The wire is on a few transistors and othe things that are on the surface of the CPU. Anyone have any experience?

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And if anyone is interested here's what my computer looks like so far.

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emboss

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Those big things are capacitors, not transisitors :) As long as the probe is not interfering with the HSF, it should be fine. Ie: don't put it on top of the die or where the combined height of probe + whatever it's on is higher than the die.
 
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JDizzle

JDizzle

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I'm going to leave the probe right there on the edge of the die. Thanks for the information and the correction.
 

Mr_Obvious

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I dunno, I fried an XP2200 in about 2 seconds like that, and no, it wasn't on top the die, or bridges, or holding the heatsink up. Question is, do you feel lucky?
 

Mr_Obvious

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Beats the heck outa me, I just know I am not going to try it again. I use that probe on the vid card.
 

jonspd

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Jan 18, 2003
IMO I would run the probe along the side of the core. To make the probe have more contact with the core itself.