Cpu sensor installation

i recently got a new motherbaord with a whole host of gadjets like a cpu sensor and hd sensor.  how do i install them? and do i need to?
my pc is running cool enough;
about 49 C idle and 53 at full usage
system is 23C

cpu is
AMD XP 2800
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gerrymcdAsked:
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Da-BuConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Processor sensor should be installed between processor and cooler... but you don't need it. You get your CPU temperature without it. It is used to emergency shutdown...computer shuts down when processor reaches shutdown temperature...
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sirbountyCommented:
Under 70C you should be fine...
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gerrymcdAuthor Commented:
i know that but how do u install the hd sensor?
the cpu sensor installation has to to under the chip? i dont want to risk removing the fan form the cpu has its fine.
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Da-BuCommented:
Tell me the type of motherboard... I need to know what type of HD sensor..
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CallandorCommented:
As Da-Bu says, most motherboards have temperature sensors built-in, and they are accessable via the BIOS or through a third party software like Motherboard Monito or HMonitor.  I have never heard of a hd sensor; is it a temperature sensor?
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gerrymcdAuthor Commented:
ah thats ok...so i dont really need it thats good
its an MSI motherboard
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gerrymcdAuthor Commented:
yes a hd temp sensor
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Da-BuCommented:
You can stick it on top of your HD.... you probably get some sort of glue with it... I also never heard of HD sensor...
 
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buckeyes33Commented:
Don't put the sensor between the Heatsink and CPU this does not work, in fact I have burn't a sensor up this way.  The sensor needs to be put underneath the CPU in the center of the socket.   You can do this by making sure the wires are split all the way up to the sensor.  Lay the sensor in the center of the CPU socket, then place the CPU on.  


As for the Hard drive sensor.  I would think that you could use some thermal tape or scotch tape for that matter and place it on the top of your hard drive.  
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buckeyes33Commented:
have you got the sensors installed?
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gerrymcdAuthor Commented:
no i didnt...i dont wanna remove the cpu chip as its running better than i cud have expected.
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