Before asking "Is this too hot?"

By Vehementi ยท 166 replies
Jun 22, 2004
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  1. Doctor_Death

    Doctor_Death TS Rookie


    Most hard drive cage's have a place to mount a fan.Not all, but most. Your drives are to hot.I have two 150GB Raptors as well as a WD750Gb. and temps never go over 27c.What kind of case do you have? it sounds like it does not have very good air flow for your drives to be in the 50c range.
  2. krazykat

    krazykat TS Rookie

    I have an emachines case model T6410. I know it isn't good but I am kinda stuck with it. I will take the other panel off today and see if I could attach a fan there.
  3. Doctor_Death

    Doctor_Death TS Rookie

    I own a shop and build and sell mostly highend gaming rigs, but i also do repairs and to be honest with you,I get anywahere from 40-50 e-machines a year that have all kinds of problems. You do need to cool those drives as soon as possible before you start having issues with them.
  4. krazykat

    krazykat TS Rookie

    I'm back...

    So Mobo died...I have a new computer now. I had a local guy build one for me. I have a nice sized case now so that the drives are separated and also an extra fan in the side of the case which I will need with the super processor I got. I feel so much better getting rid of that emachines computer what a waist of money!!
  5. Quantex_rox

    Quantex_rox TS Rookie Posts: 123

    for what little money emachines cost, they can be quite a waist. My friend's emachine suddenly just stopped working, we tried reinstalling, and it would install then just not load windows. But even just in the bios, the cpu would run at about 40C, the hd at about 50C.
  6. mikeaaron33

    mikeaaron33 TS Rookie

    Thank ya!

    Thank you bro, I've been lookin everywhere for that, thanks!
  7. krazykat

    krazykat TS Rookie

    I donno...
    I have a very spacious case that is ventilated well and the processor runs between 40 and 60 all the time. From what I have read processors may get very hot. My new one is intel dual so that may be why.
  8. shadex

    shadex TS Rookie

    Is there a program with which I could check components temperatures? Nvidia monitor came with the graphics card drivers but I don't know how to check other temperatures. Is it possible? I especially want to check the CPU temp.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  10. mikeaaron33

    mikeaaron33 TS Rookie

    I used Speedfan, I just searched for Speedfan on
  11. mikeaaron33

    mikeaaron33 TS Rookie

  12. CrimsonChaos

    CrimsonChaos TS Rookie


    i have a problem with my 360 (of coarse) it seems every time i play GTA IV for more than an 1 or 2 i get two red rings on my xbox i think its overheating so i turn it off on openmy windows for about 2 hours tryed again and the same happen its gotten to the point were i bought a fan for my xbox and still the smae results can some1 help em
  13. omar5575

    omar5575 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    okay...about the xbox...have you tried the towel technique? basically when you get the red rings, wrap your xbox in 3 towels!!! yes...TOWELS! just wrap it tightly with 3 towels, for around 10 minutes and there you go it should work again...BUT this is only a temporary seriously should get it back to microsoft and get it fixed!!! by this i mean you will have to do this technique many times. but its good enough for the time being. My friend did it and it worked quite good!
  14. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Guru Posts: 246

    I have a laptop with an AMD Turion processor that runs at like 190F average... but for some reason i think the reading might be a bit off... and also AMDs in laptops for some reason tend to run hot...
  15. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101

    my AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800 is run overclock at 80% load. the hots it gets is 51c. and ats all day long. at idle its 33c.way cool!!!!
  16. david2008

    david2008 TS Rookie

    oh, thank your for information
  17. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 81

    not so good but try to find a program to make a temp threshold
    60 is hot
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    what does that mean corey?
  19. magemofo

    magemofo TS Rookie Posts: 23

    This is good info. How can you tell what temperature your processor is running at?
  20. Ancell

    Ancell TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

    Nice thread lots of help :D
  21. syde

    syde TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Is there a program that can check the temps of your internal hardware? I recall having one in the past but can't remember what/where I got it.
  22. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

  23. syde

    syde TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Thanks I really appricate it :)

    (as I just got a second monitor hooked up I'm very nervous about the internel heat of my pc hehe)

    thanks again!
  24. nnjc

    nnjc TS Rookie

    how do you know if it is getting too hot whilst you are gaming?
  25. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    you can leave a program like HW monitor open while gaming, it will give record the high temperature.

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