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Old 05-13-2008, 03:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A few days ago I noticed I could hear my fan speed behaving erratically ('revving' up when it never did before etc) so I downloaded the 'speedfan' software to check my temperatures.

Having installed the program, one area of major concern is my media hard drive (samsung 80GB) is regularly achieving temperatures of 90-250 degrees C. As I type the little system tray icon is sitting at 250C. So I downloaded another program to check the temperatures and it comes out the same value. My pc currently has 2 fans working and the side panel and part of the front panel where the HDD is have been removed, so airflow shouldn;t be a problem.

My other hard drive a couple of inches below is at 33C.

What's going on here? The hard drive is fairly old so is it possible that my sensor is kaput? Should I bin it and just get an external?

Please help!!

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Old 05-13-2008, 04:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it's just dropped down to 18C...this is about an hour after it was switched on

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the readout is erroneous, not sure where the false reading is coming from. at 250c you would definitely start noticing some major problems !
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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250c would result in a basic meltdown of your harddrive.

If you go into your bios there should be an option to check temperautes, I'd check in there to see if anything else is overheating.
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^^there is no way your hdd could operate at that temperature...so it is either the software, or the hdd that is giving the bad read...
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