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Strange question...

By JDSilver
Dec 28, 2006
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  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The motherboard temperature sensor is not on the surface of a chip package or somewhere inside the heatsink :)
    The exact location depends on your motherboard model.. Grab a magnifying glass and look for some interesting bits? :p

    Mind you, by messing around with superglue, you may have done more harm than good. The glue+heatsink combinarion may have worse thermal conductivity than just plain airflow over the chip.
     
  3. JDSilver

    JDSilver TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

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  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does your motherboard temp sensor sit under the northbridge chip? It doesn't have to be there.

    Superglue is pretty much like plastic when it comes to thermal conductivity, which means it is 4-5 times worse than thermal paste and suchlike. How much you would actually suffer from it, depends on how thich the glue layer ended up and the thermodynamics of the chip package.
     
  5. JDSilver

    JDSilver TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

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  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yeah, northbridge is the thing the heatsink sits on.
     
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    JDSilver TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

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  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    do not use the thermal paste it comes with, get some acrilic silver5 it will be lots better in the long run.
     
  9. JDSilver

    JDSilver TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

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  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Thanks for the very useful feedback :)

    I hope the bluescreens will go away..
     
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