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    how do you guys measure CPU temp???

    i still havent figured out a way to measure CPU's temp
    i was just wondering how do you guys do it
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    Most of us have a Winbond chip on the motherboard that does it. There is a small wire thing that plugs in to the motherboard, that you tape to the heatsink. It's called a thermistor, and it tells the monitoring chip the temperature, which can be read in Windows with a hardware monitoring program. I have thought a lot about how to do it without the option onboard (I used to have a board without, but I now have a BE6 with it), and I think any kind of indoor/outdoor thermomitor with that metal probe taped to the heatsink, or a meat thermomitor stuck between the fins of the heatsink might work.

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    You can use these little temp guages. they only go down to about 45 Degrees Farenheight tho. not good it you are going to use a radical cooling system. in that case I would get a board that has a onboard temp guage.



    You can get them at tower hobbies for about $30 plus shipping. They also can go up to about 450Deg Farenhieght if you get that hot something is wrong. I use them for taking temps on my RC cars.

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    ok i got another one for you then
    i have the BX6 mobo rev2.0 that has the capability except that mine didnt come with the extra sensor. i have seen other ones that have those but i dont have one. where can i get one i think its the one that markjs is using. if you know where i can get one pls let me know
    thanx
    Estimated time it will take me to fix your computer:
    If you leave - 15 min
    If you watch - 1hour
    If you help - 3hours

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