Subject: Thermal Sensor Installation
By: Bill (IP: 68.110.24.*)
Written on: 22-09-2005 16:40
I am looking for a good tutorial - actually, pretty pictures will do - on how and exactly where to place CPU sensors for the most common current AMDs and Intels.
A search of Google does not reveal much. Some say on the bottom of the CPU and string the wires through the pins. I don't like that idea - I feel with today's 1 ton heat sinks, I want the CPU to sit as flat as possible in it's socket.
Others says in between HSF fins - but then those readings will be 5 - 7C lower - I want precise - if possible.
It seems next to the die is best - but then what is best way to attach to allow best thermal transfer to the sensor? How far off true die temp would that be?
The only consensus is to NOT put the sensor between the CPU die and the HS - which is just common sense.