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Posted on Sunday, April 8, 2001 - 2:29 pm:   

I just installed a boxed Pentium 3 (SECC2).
The motherboard (actually a SBC) has a temperature sensor for the CPU, but it's not clear how it should be installed.
Included instructions for a Pentium 2 advise installing the probe in an open rivet hole, but I don't see one on the P3.
The sensor is about the size of a matchstick.
Can it simply reside between the fins of the heatsink? Thanks,
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2001 - 8:52 pm:   

A PIII should probably have a temperature sensor on it. Mine did. Try checking out a hardware monitor once you boot up (I'm really not very sure, though. This is nothing more than a slightly educated guess)
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 - 12:43 am:   

The hardware monitor shows zero temp if the external sensor is not connected. With the sensor connected & between a couple of the heatsink fins, temp registers up to 81F, which is pretty low. However, I've since been told that this type of sensor is not very accurate. On the plus side, I'm also told that cooling is not likely to be a problem if the cpu isn't overclocked. So, looks like there's nothing to worry about. CPU is an 800 - 100FSB, which is the fastest this board will support. Thanks!
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 5:51 am:   

I have a KDS Valiant 6480 ITPD PIII 800 MHz .
The other day it displayed a msg saying that the thermal sensor cant detect the outside temp. so I went to my dealer and he cont find the Damn sensor!! anyone have any idea where the sensor is located??? PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP.

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