accurate CPU temp reading

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    accurate CPU temp reading

    howdy,
    i just installed a water cooling system in my box.
    now that i dont have air flow around the heat sensor diodes i find that my temp readings move around more than they did with air coolers.
    how can accurate temp readings be taken short of installing a temp probe.

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    eeuhm, air flow shouldn't affect yout temperature readings,
    since the probe is located under the proc. You could try and
    install an probe of yourself, With ASUS motherboards this is
    possible

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    Your using liquid, a fluxuating(sp) coolant, that isn't going to hold a steady tempature, but rather will fluxate on the sensers. Thats perfectly normal, just keep and eye on it and eventually you'll find the max and the average.

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    howdy,
    my MB is an Asus A7M266-D, with 2 AMD Athlon MP 2000+.
    i bagged Asus probe and i am using MBM5 to monitor the temps, they run from 46C to 59C and the daily average for the hottest CPU is 52C. that is about 10C lower than it was whe i was cooling with air.

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    Thats a pretty good rang, is the case on or off?

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    howdy,
    i keep the case buttoned up all of the time, i have a bunch of little kids that would love to get in there and mess around.
    mt LC has 2 120mm fansthat blow out the side of the case, i have 2 case fans pulling air into the case from the back.


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    thats nice man, my new case has 12 fans but i wanna go LC eventually.

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    12 fans!? thats quite a few. i have 4 x 80mm sunons and a 60mm on my heatsink and then another 60mm on my psu. a little loud, but i modded the fans and i electrically put a switch on them so i can externally turn them on/off if temps permit.

    for an amd, 52c isnt terrible, but make sure that doesnt go up too much. damage occurs in the mid 60s. im not sure, but i thought that asus had a 10c range problem with their mobos. if you subtract 10c from that number i think you get the real reading. i heard this many times before.

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    Originally posted by stallion
    12 fans!? thats quite a few. i have 4 x 80mm sunons and a 60mm on my heatsink and then another 60mm on my psu. a little loud, but i modded the fans and i electrically put a switch on them so i can externally turn them on/off if temps permit.

    for an amd, 52c isnt terrible, but make sure that doesnt go up too much. damage occurs in the mid 60s. im not sure, but i thought that asus had a 10c range problem with their mobos. if you subtract 10c from that number i think you get the real reading. i heard this many times before.
    two on the back, two in the front, two under the hard drive bays, two on the top, two on the left, and two on the right.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    two on the back, two in the front, two under the hard drive bays, two on the top, two on the left, and two on the right.
    Nutcase! I don't know if that's good idea, air will be blown all
    directions, result: air stays where it is , result: 12 useless fans,
    result: lost lotsa money, result: you crying.

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    It's not like they're all blowing in (at least they shouldn't be)...
    edit: besides, that's not how it'd work, anyways.

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    I know! But i think half of the fans are obsolete.
    If it where blowing from left to right AND from front to back the
    air would collide resulting the air exiting the left or right not the
    back.

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    But it'd be flowing faster and there'd be more of it flowing, hence the extra cooling.

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    ok, how about the noise? So many fans? of course 2+2 isnt 4
    in the world of sound but still, so many fans can produce a
    certain amount of noise.

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    the two in the front suck air in, as well as the two on the top, the rest are exhaust.....they are quite quiet and work nicely, the case comes designed that way.

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