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RE: [vox-tech] desktop too hot?
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RE: [vox-tech] desktop too hot?

When I upgraded from 5400 rpm IDE drives to 7200rpm IDE drives, I had a
similar problem.

I added 2 - 80 mm case fans, and the change in temp around the hdd drive
cage and 5 1/4 bays only dropped about 5 degrees.

I ended up adding drive fans on both my new 7200 rpm drives, and that
dropped the temp an additional 8 degrees.

I'm no electrical engineer, but I knew that the drives operating at the
upper end of the temp spec won't extend the life of the drives.

It's probably overkill, but the drives are cool.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
> [mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org]On Behalf Of Mark K. Kim
> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 3:55 PM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: [vox-tech] desktop too hot?
> Hey guys.
> I think my computer is running too hot.  Not the CPU, but the drives (CD,
> DVD, HDD, floppy) -- whenever I insert a CD in, leave it in for a while,
> and get it back, it's really toasty.  Same with the floppy's metal slider,
> whether it's been spinning or not.  Opening the system, the metal chassis
> surrounding the HDD are really hot (get burned hot), and the chassis
> around the CD is pretty warm, too.
> I don't think this is normal.  How are your systems?  Why do you think
> this is happening? -- I'm not sure where all the heat is coming from...
> the heat seems to be concentrated in the HDD region, but my previous HDD
> never created this much heat, I don't think, or maybe I've just never been
> aware of it?
> I'd get a new PC case except there are a few things that a normal system
> wouldn't have, like the CPU fan airflow redirection tubing, and the 5-in-1
> media reader connections (and the USB and the IEEE 1394) in the front.
> Getting an internal fan I don't think would help, as the heat is
> concentrated in the HDD region (3.5" bays, not the 5.25" bays).
> Thanks in adv!
> -Mark
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/
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