Originally Posted by sc_3007
I dont know if I have a sensors3.conf for my specific mobo. Everything seems to be detecting fine for my board. Voltages all look roughly the same and the CPU Fan speed looks spot on so I am assuming it is all set up correctly, although I am fairly new to the sensors package.
I set it up from various tutorials on the web. It was pre-installed so to configure I ran a sensors-detect followed by a pwmconfig. This seems to have done the trick as, like I say, all of the values look ok. Is there anything u think I might be missing?
I have managed to get the system running pretty quiet while still retaining a decent amount of cooling (if sensors are accurate running less than 50C while in OS). I am thinking of trying for a bit more hush by mounting the two case fans (1x120mm and 1x140mm) with silicone mounts, installing 2x Nexus D12SL-12 (recommended by silent PC review) in the front using silicone mounts, then run all chassis fans at a slightly lower set of revs and sit back and admire the lack of noise lol.
I am hoping this will work ok but thats why I need to ensure that I am getting an accurate readout on the temp. I wana try and keep her below 55C if at all possible.
The trickiest parts of sensors3.conf are usually voltages rather than temperatures so your auto-generated sensors3.conf may well be OK for the CPU casing temperature. See this LQ post
for a list of places to look for sensors3.conf files for various motherboards.
You may be able to get correlating information from the CPU core temperatures. What is your CPU? At least some AMD dual core models give unreliable data so you may need to be specific about the actual CPU model, including its "stepping" number.
Sounds as if you have gone a long way down the road of quietening fans. How much of the residual noise is caused by the PSU fan? If that is the main source of residual noise then your unusually elaborate case fan ideas will not solve the problem.
Regards case fans, I removed one leaving only one (in the top chamber -- I use an Antec P182 case) and drive this at the same speed as the CPU fan reasoning that the CPU produces most of the heat. If you use this technique in a single chamber case you may like to monitor the HDD temperature carefully during heavy disk I/O and low CPU load.
Silent PC Review is a great source of quietening information