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Old 10-31-2005, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hdd cooling, is it really necessary?

well... is it...

reason being... the case that i have has a case fan attached to one of the hdd bays, so it makes 1 of my hdd stick out another inch or 2... im trying to make my case look a little cleaner and uniform... so would taking out the case fan and fixture be alright... or should i leave it in?
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I have a hunch that a lot of HDs we see with bad sectors are from overheating. if you want to know why I have this hunch, ask and Iwill tell you why.

anyway the good news is there is a free program that will sit in your icon tray called HD THERMOMETER , it monitors the S.M.A.R.T function of your HD, apparently there is a heat sensor somewhere on your HD. You can se HDT for Celcius or Farenheit

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/hddthermometer.html
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i might give that a try... once i get my computer back up and running
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i say hdd coolers are a waste of money
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heres what im also trying to prevent

cable hitting cpu cooler


see how it sticks out
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you need sata hdd
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you need sata hdd
lol... yea... eventually
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can you spread the hdds apart more, like the bottom one more towarsd the bottom so the cables are spread out?
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lemmie try that...

edit: yea it worked... its still really close, but its not touching the cooler any more...

why did i think of that? lol
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In the past I did a lot of dloading/uploading and file transfering over a long period of time and I realized that my comptuer ran slower after that, it didn't seem to be my CPU/Chipset's problem because their temperatures were normal. I felt the HD and it seemed pretty hot, or at least hotter than when it is at idle, so after I let it idle for a while, I felt that hte computer ran much faster.

I built a little CPU Fan/HD cooler myself using cable ties. You'd be surprised how cool that little fan can keep your HD.
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