Home-built Windows 7 PC heating up

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March 29, 2010 at 08:42:57
Specs: Windows xp, 3.0
I have home build pc ,that has 450watts power supply. Most of the time processor fan spinning very fast and hard drive hot up to 51c
when processor fan slow down hard drive heat cool down why is like that how can I resove this problem.

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March 29, 2010 at 09:13:22
Where is your hdd located? Best location is usually at bottom front area.

What program are you using to monitor the hdd temp?

What brand and model number is your hdd?

"when processor fan slow down hard drive heat cool down"

Probably because it's not working as hard.

Last ?...you running XP or Windows 7?


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March 29, 2010 at 09:22:49
sounds like your exhaust fan may not be pushing air out of the box, but trying to pull air in, this keep all the hot air from the cpu sitting in the box, check that the exhaust fan is sucking/pushing air out of the box.
51 degrees is quite hot for a drive, but not really outrageous, especially if its been used for virtual memory and running hard all the time, its not likely to die at that temp, but if you get cooling right it should be about 30 degrees.

finally if your cpu is running full most of the time, try reseating the cooling block/heatsink, it may not have a good connection to the cpu if you take it off you should be able to see if you have a good connection from the way the thermal paste is covering the heatsink/cpu.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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March 29, 2010 at 09:30:02
HD bottom of front
wester digital
using hard disk sentinel
runing window 7

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March 29, 2010 at 21:03:34
Also check to see what is running in the background.

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March 30, 2010 at 09:29:44
how can I CHECK any thing runing background.

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March 30, 2010 at 20:10:01
You can use task manager (control-alt-del) and look under the processes tab, but better if you download 'process explorer' from microsoft. Process Explorer will show you more about what is running and will help you identify what is unnecessary.

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