hard disk and maybe a graphic card problem

Dell / Inspiron n5010
November 9, 2010 at 21:06:56
Specs: Windows 7, 2.262 GHz / 3958 MB
hi i bought my laptop about less than a year ago. it was a dell INSPIRON n5010 .processor is i5 cpu M 430@ 2.27 ghz. Hard disk is toshiba mk 5065 gsx . funny thing i never notice anything wrong with it when i bought it being clueless about hardware and stuff. about 2 months ago the hard disk starts clicking frequently and also for some reason my laptop becoming frequently hot as well . i thought at first because i was playing game that the laptop became increasing hot due to that. but im only playing a really old game that doesnt use alot of the graphic card power( if it is a graphic card problem) , for info i was only playing diablo 2 ,i used a ati radeon 5470. please if there is anyone that can help with my problem , i will appreciate it thx

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November 9, 2010 at 21:16:50
Hard Drive seems to have died, due to overheating, this is likely caused by dust blocking the cpu fan and exhaust venting.

If you go to Toshiba Support you can download a Bootable Drive Fitness Diagnostic CD.

Also you do not have a Graphics Card it is a Integrated Graphics Processor (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470) which is a Chipset soldered to the mainboard.

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November 9, 2010 at 21:20:36
If the hard drive is a 7200 rpm of faster hard drive, noises that sound like grumbling are normal for fast drives. Now with the heat. It may just be that is a hot laptop. My Dell laptop runs hot too just because it was designed to use convection cooling as much as possible.
It may also just be dust in the fan. If you use it in a dusty or dirty environment, take a can of compressed air and try to blow out any dust or dirt you may see.

Pentium 4s - The processors for the rest of us.

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November 10, 2010 at 03:04:45
thx alot guys for the reply

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