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Old January 20, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Just picked up a Sentry 2 Fan controller, and the tape that comes with it to hold down the sensors is crap. What do you guys use to hold them down? Even though I really don"t need them as I bought the unit to just control my fans.
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Old January 20, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Old January 20, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Rather go with something that can be removed. On another note, is it a good idea to hook the cpu fans up to the controller or leave it to the motherboard to handle. I have a Noctua NH-D14 whose fans pull 1.8w so the controller should have no issue handling them.
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Rather go with something that can be removed. On another note, is it a good idea to hook the cpu fans up to the controller or leave it to the motherboard to handle. I have a Noctua NH-D14 whose fans pull 1.8w so the controller should have no issue handling them.
NCIX.com - Buy Thermal Tape 3.5CM X3.5CM ( One Piece ) - Thermal-Tape- X -1 In Canada. Can be PMed much lower, is smaller than advertised.

Or you could just use electrical tape if you aren't concerned with accuracy. I would go with electrical tape.

As for the motherboard headers, check the manufacturer specs. Most good boards handle much higher wattage fans no problem though.
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Old January 20, 2011, 01:40 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Thermal Tape 3.5CM X3.5CM ( One Piece ) - Thermal-Tape- X -1 In Canada. Can be PMed much lower, is smaller than advertised.

Or you could just use electrical tape if you aren't concerned with accuracy. I would go with electrical tape.

As for the motherboard headers, check the manufacturer specs. Most good boards handle much higher wattage fans no problem though.
Problem with electrical tape is that when it heats up or gets warm it makes a gooey mess.
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NCIX.com - Buy Thermal Tape 3.5CM X3.5CM ( One Piece ) - Thermal-Tape- X -1 In Canada. Can be PMed much lower, is smaller than advertised.

Or you could just use electrical tape if you aren't concerned with accuracy. I would go with electrical tape.

As for the motherboard headers, check the manufacturer specs. Most good boards handle much higher wattage fans no problem though.
Though with the fan controller I can control the speed of the fans for better cooling and the Sentry 2 can handle 8w per channel and the Noctua's only require 1.8w
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Old January 20, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Rather go with something that can be removed. On another note, is it a good idea to hook the cpu fans up to the controller or leave it to the motherboard to handle. I have a Noctua NH-D14 whose fans pull 1.8w so the controller should have no issue handling them.
It can be removed, use it sparingly and you can pick it off with your finger nail etc.
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It can be removed, use it sparingly and you can pick it off with your finger nail etc.
I've seen people mix 50% thermal paste in to it, which makes it easy to remove but still allows for a fairly secure bond.
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