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Case overheating

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hughie, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. hughie

    hughie Thread Starter

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    I have just installed a Seagate Barracuda 120gb onto my computer and since then the case gets very warm. Also CD's are a bit on the warm side as well after use. Can anyone recommend a good case fan to stop the overheating or anything else that I can do? Also I installed sp 2 and since then my recycle bin icon has changed can anybody tell me how to get the original one back?

    Thanks in advance Hughie
     
  2. dustyjay

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    Are you using WinXP ? I did not know SP2 was available yet?
     
  3. JSanguancheu

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    What are your normal CPU / System temps right now?

    I just put in a 200Gb Seagate 2 months ago and haven't had a heat problem.

    Is the HD installed right under the CD drive?

    You could try moving the HD down into a lower cage slot. Or, they sell HD cooler devices online that may help.

    Also, how many case fans do you currently have and how are they installed?
     
  4. zeddy

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    Most case fans are much the same, thermaltake and coolermaster are two of the better manufacturers.
     
  5. hughie

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    Sorry I made a mistake in orignal message I installed SP 1 also the fan came with the case so I have no idea if it is sufficient for the job. Again thank you all for your help.
     
  6. bookime wood

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    Cooling the case means you have to get the balance right, to many fans drawing air out and not getting enough cool air in is no good and vice versa, to many in and not enough out is no good either, you need to get the balance right. I won't go into negative air pressure, bit I will suggest, 1 drawing out from the back as long as there is enough vents on your case that will be ok, but I would recommend 2 out from back and 1 in from the front, make sure you get the front fan low as possible in the case, and don't have it blowing over the hot hard drives.



    bookime
     
  7. bookime wood

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    SP2 has been out as a beta for some months
     
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