Maybe faulty HD

Gigabyte Ga-ma785gm-us2h motherboard
August 17, 2010 at 23:10:10
Specs: Vista, dualcore e2200/2gb ddr
Computer is freezing alot on me, random times, on the internet and in other programs.
I got hiren boot cd to ran seagate tools and it detected a overtemp 176. but the scan passed.
Inside my computer is nice and tidy, hardly any dust, i clean every few months, alot of room, so how does it get so hot. Anyhow, does this overtemp mean i should replace my hard drive? and can i clear this log, and see if it happens again?

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#1
August 18, 2010 at 05:18:46
Do you have a read discharge case fan?

Is the hard drive in question installed adjacent to another drive?

If next to another drive move the drive if possible.


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#2
August 18, 2010 at 05:40:39
No the drive sits near front of case at bottom, plenty room around it.

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#3
August 18, 2010 at 05:52:01
What about a rear discharge case fan, besides the PSU fan?

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#4
August 18, 2010 at 14:49:16
yes i do, and it works normally, I also run IBM drive fitness tool, it said HD passed test also. the HD is a IBM Hitachi. Tested memory too with memtest and passed 31 phases overnight, so memory looks ok.

Now also mcafee is buggered, comes up with error on startup, can't uninstall it without it freezing, also its blocking internet access too, so cant update malwarebytes to check for malware.

Gonna try a few things in safe mode now, downloading smit fraud.


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#5
August 18, 2010 at 15:28:49
Try booting to Safe Mode with networking. Hit F8 at start up for options.

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#6
August 19, 2010 at 20:55:42
mcafee was causing the freezing, noticed pc run fine in diagnostic mode, and i gradually turned 1 by 1 service/startup item on a time, until it began freezing. Reinstalled Mcafee and fixed problems. Overtemp reading i dont have a clue, is no timestamp on it, so could of been ages ago.

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