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Noisy fan after hard drive replacement/upgrade

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The 80 GB hard drive on my HP laptop died recently. Although a computer idiot, I did manage to replace it, but had replace with a 120 GB drive. Now the fan on my computer is really loud when I'm online with graphic-intensive sites, and the system seems to get hotter than before. With the larger hard drive, do I need to replace the fan with a more powerful one? Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to Geeks to Go!

The hard drive change should not have made a difference to the system temperatures, unless you replaced the original 80GB with a higher-RPM hard drive. Which would also use more power, leaving a shorter battery life (minimal difference).

Anything else changed recently, that you can think of?
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