I just got a Thermaltake Smart Fan II to mount on a Volcano 7 heatsink, and I plan to use the heat sensor function to control fan speed. Where is the best place to put the heat sensor?
I read somewhere that the sensor can be placed directly on the CPU core, between the core and the heatsink. Is this an acceptable location, or could it cause damage to the CPU? Would the sensor affect heat transfer to the heatsink? Will Arctic Silver compound harm the sensor?
The other location suggested was to mount the sensor underneath the CPU, between the CPU and the socket. Could this cause a short if the sensor contacts the CPU pins?
Also, this fan has a 3-pin power connector and a 4-pin adaptor. Would the 0.70 amp fan use too much power to run it from a 3-pin mobo connection?