Laptop HDD gets so hot i have to use ice

Seagate Momentus 5400.3 st980811as 80 gb...
January 26, 2011 at 20:28:53
Specs: Windows Vista, 2gb ram Intel
Ok my computer crashed about two years ago and my other laptop motherboard crashed (compaq unknown system) but i took the lapto hard drive and their both the same so i was like sure why not so i put it in there installed all of the drivers and got it running but i noticed that it gets hotter than usal my motherboard recorded a high temp of 157.6 degrees F and higher i have to put ice under my com's HDD to keep it stable

Windows Vista
Gateway MT6728
Intel Pentium Dual Core
2 GB Ram
(I checked hardrive compatibility and they are compatible but all info from the compaq was swaped)

Thank You!

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January 27, 2011 at 06:44:21
Temps should be reported in Celsius. 157.6F = 69.8C. I believe the temp range for your HDD is 0-60C, so you're definitely out of the safety zone. Using ice isn't a good move & it obviously isn't fixing anything. You need to find out why the HDD is running so hot & correct the problem. Do NOT place the laptop on a carpet, bed, couch, your lap, etc. It should be placed on a hard service such as a desk or table & propping up the back a little will allow better airflow in/out of the cooling vents. Make sure the vents are clear of dust/debris & a blast of compressed air thru the vents will clear any dust from the heatsink.

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January 27, 2011 at 17:28:56
Ok ive already done these things and i look in my bios and there was nothing different or any warnings could it be that i switched the operating system over to this computer?

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