My HDD reaches 46c and HDDlife says its over heating, is it?
Reading sites I see most hard drives being around your tempature. One guy reached 51c. I haven't found a site that says X tempature is bad. All I know is its usually best to keep a pc in a cooled room. But heck my room reaches 80F with my heater and my HDD hasn't failed me yet for 2 years.
I'll say its a safe temapture for now until I find other wise.
Temperatures are something I've always wondered about. I have Everest and it gives these readings: Mobo: 29C/84F CPU: 62C/144F (hot!) HDD: 32C/90F This is after my computer being on for about 3 3/4 hours and playing FarCry for about 3 hours of that. Is this too hot? The computer is sitting on a desk in a conservatory (coolish temp) with all sides (ex. bottom) facing open air. My gfx card fan also randomly makes strange noises as if it's dying but these slow then stop and the fan continues quietly - any ideas?
Late reply, but if you worry about your HDD temperature, you can always install few extra fans. That's pretty much the only way to cool it down - or open up the case and put some office fan next to it. However, that's hardly anything to worry about. It breaks when it breaks. Computer components aren't built to last, and after few years it's obsolete technology anyway.
I wouldn't worry about your system either, Mr. Cheese. Those temperatures are perfectly alright, if they were like that while idle, it might be a good idea to start thinking about an enhanced cooling system. However, those temps are perfectly normal. If your GFX fan fails, your system will probably shut itself down as the GPU overheats or you start getting artifacts, meaning graphical distortions on the screen. So I wouldn't worry about the sound of the fan. Yeah. Either that, or when you're starting to smell the smoke, it's would be a good idea to shut the computer down.
if u keep your HDD at a lower temp, itll last longer. but the question is, do you need the HDD to last a long time (5+ years)? or would you replace it in 2-3 years anyway? i usually try to keep my HDD below 45C, depending in the weather
-edit- just found this on the Seagate website
With our newer model drives the maximum temperature is now at 60 degrees Celsius.
The operating temperature range for most Seagate hard drives is 5 to 50 degrees Celsius. A normal PC case should provide adequate cooling.
Your HDD is definetly too hot. My temps are these:
Thats with the 3700+ @ FX57 speeds ( 2.8Ghz) with 1.475v through it. It has got an artic cooler freezer 64 pro on it though. But due to my DFI's shitty layout the fan is blowing the hot air over my RAM instead of blowing it out the back of the case, hence the high RAM temps. My Motherboard temp is also pretty high but that probobly because my X1900XT spans the entire length and kicks out a shit load of heat. The 120GB SATA is also hotter than the 74GB raptor because it sits right next to the X1900XT and the X1900XT idels around 50C and gets upto 75C at full load.
^holy crap, wouldnt that PSU be very loud? running at 4k RPM?
My PSU fan runs at 5000+ RPM and most of the noise in my computer is coming from my heatsink running at 1700 RPM. Odd thing is that it was advertised as 17dBa, but my 30dBa fan is much quieter than it...
Krazy Kommando^holy crap, wouldnt that PSU be very loud? running at 4k RPM?
No I can't hear it, its very quiet. Have a look at this, its my X1900XT spinning at 100% fan speed, now that is loud!. It doesn't sound that loud on the PC as it does in real life because of my crappy W800i camera phone but beleive me it is damn loud at 100% fan speed and sounds like a hoover. Thankfully it never runs at 100% the most i've seen it get upto is around 30%
My computers like a oven. CPU 56 C Internal 46 C Remote 44 C HD 60