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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Is this to hot? I think it is because my hard drive is clicking like fook and it's pausing enrything and now my system is starting to crash! Everything was ok until I added another hard drive.

Airflow should be ok because the side panel is always off and I still have 2 mobo fans (cpu etc) and one back fan taking hot air out.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    44.4c
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah I know it's that in c, what are you saying?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think 44c is quite low aint it? let me re boot and ill c what my basic sys is opp at
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    i think 44c is quite low aint it? let me re boot and ill c what my basic sys is opp at
    Yeah. I think a "normal" temprature nowadays is about 70C.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    44C for the CPU is good. 44C for the motherboard is not.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Yeah. I think a "normal" temprature nowadays is about 70C.

    I'd say about 50.

    70 is worryingly high imho.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my CPU (well, the heatsink) is at 38.3*C since I've just turned it on.

    Under load it can go up to 50*C.

    Thing is, hard drives may be a different temperature to the rest of the case, maybe it's a good idea to get an intake fan next to the hard drive bays to provide extra cooling?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cpu - 51C MB - 44C.

    That's idle(ish).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I actually missed the point of this thread amongst the temperature stuff. If it all went wrong after you added the drive, then I'd guess it would be more likely to be either

    Low power or
    Dodgy drive.

    If it's a dodgy drive, you should see messages in the event viewer.
    low power would be a bit more tricky to diagnose. What is the power supply rated to?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It seems ok since I stuck the back fan back on. The PSU is a cheapy Magna 500W.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mines got to be about 50c+ since I switched to a totally fanless PSU - there's only one fan now in my PC on the CPU and even that is an oversized one I put instead of the orignal so it able to move more air with less turns and hence quieter
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yea, I *try* to avoid 80 fans now, and tend to only go for 120 so long as they fit in the case. On my micro atx case :p I have:
    1x 120 exhaust fan
    1x artic cooling vga silencer agp slot fan
    1x nexus 'silent' cpu fan

    and that's really quiet... but the stock PSU has a frickin 80 fan that makes it tooo noisy. So a new one is in order I think.

    Sorry, I'm a geek. Heh.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Happened again yesterday, temp reached about 40c-ish and my SATA disk went mental and started clicking and grinding and was making Windows pause.

    I guess SATA disks aren't as hard as IDE drives. fighting0030.gif
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What make is the hard drive? If that's happening, it sounds like you're using up all your system memory and its trying to use the hard disks swap file.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's an 80GB Seatgate Baraccuda. I've loads of memory spare, and didn't have many programs open at the time (if any).

    I've ran my computer with loads of stuff open before and it's never happened so I don't think it's a swap problem. Besides, this SATA disk is used for storage so it shouldn't be accessing my swap file like that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    check system events (start-run-eventvwr) for hard disk errors / bad sectors.

    Remove and re-seat the SATA cables.
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