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High Temperature HD


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alandemartino

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Hi GTG,

When my pc is idle the temp. of my HD is always above 52C. When I'm scanning the pc for viruses or performing something similar which involves hard work for the HD it goes up to 60C!!!

I would like to know what you guys suggest I should do to get my HD temp. down. At the moment I have 3 fans (Cpu/front/back). Should I increase the fans or there are alternative solutions?

Help is greatly appreciated!
Alan :whistling:
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How are you measuring the temperature? Are you using a temp probe or relying on software? Software is not always accurate. You can get hard drive coolers (ones I have seen are actually a fan that is attached to the base of the hd) I don't know how effective they are, never used one. Feel the hd with your hand. Does it actually feel that hot?
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Speedfan reports my HD being at 62° C all the time but when i touch it is only warm. I finally just stopped that reading from showing in speedfan.

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Infact I'm relying on spped fan. I should point out that the temp. from the BIOS and speedfan's readings are the same, so if speedfan is wrong about my HD temp. so is the BIOS. Yeah, I second what you've just said...when you touch it it doesn't feel that warm, but it worried me seeing the temp above 55C on my HD :whistling:

Alan :blink:
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Everest Home has sensor

http://www.filehippo...d_everest_home/
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Speed fan's temp and Everest's vary by 1C at most :whistling:
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It will shutdown and stay off if it is too hot, which you probably knew anyway, so until it does that, and if it does only feel warm, that's about it unless you move to the North Pole
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Then I don't have to worry...Atm I'm planning to stay here, i.e. far from North Pole :whistling: :blink: :help: :)
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