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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NeoGraim, Sep 19, 2009.

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  1. NeoGraim

    NeoGraim Thread Starter

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    My hard drive and graphics card feel really hot if I don't keep a fan on them. It's getting cold outside so that's not gonna do... Any suggestions that don't involve me getting a new hard drive and graphics card? Cause I have other bills to pay. :(


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. NeoGraim

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    Anyone out there know how to fix a hardware problem such as this? Oh, by the way, I'm seeing an SVChost is at over 100,000k constantly and a second one at 80,000k on my processes. Could this be part of the problem?
     
  3. Gulo Luseus

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    You don't say which graphics card you have, but with most of them, its normal to be hot. they use a fair bit of power, and that generates heat. as for HD, it depends on how hot. If it sits next to or near other components, it could be them that generate the heat.
     
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  5. NeoGraim

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    It's an HD graphics card with it's own fan. ATI Radeon, one of the top models, if you really need me to be more spacific I'll check but I'm in a hurry right now. As for the fans, I'll check them out and get back to you guys, I could probably get a fan at walmart (I get a discount there) or best buy cause there's one close and I wouldn't have to pay for shipping.

    Thanks for all your help so far, it's only overheating when I play any media files, but the svchost is still suspicious... I know what it is and I know if I turn it off my internet goes off too, but I don't know why it's using so much of my processor speed.
     
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