High temperature alarm on HD

koldis1

Member
Hi, I have a harddisk control program HDD Control2 (Guard) running on my laptop. Today at startup 9:30am I got the message: Temperature 19 °C Good - this hard drive is obviously cooled very well.
Now at 20:15 I got the message: Temperature 51°C Bad - You should think about cooling you hard drive better.
Further: Health 100%
Performance 100%
Sometimes, at heavy load,I think, I get even the treshold alarm of 52 °C together with a noisy audible signal and an even more severe warning message. Then I switch the pc to standby for a while.

The computer works good and fast always until now (hardware). Do I really have to undertake some protective measures? Internal cleaning of the computer and cpu-fan and/or getting some kind of so called laptop cooler stand. I wonder if this is really so critical, I have the computer since 2009 and the guard is installed only a couple of month and now I switched off the guard option, so I get no alarms any more.

performance benchmarks:
read perf. : 49,10 MB/sec
min: : 26,14 MB/sec
max : 67,95 MB/sec
accesstime: 32,89 ms

:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 6930G
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Makalu
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9300M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop standard tft screen

americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello cleaning your computer is important I live in Arizona and clean mine every 60 days by vacuming all the dust and dirt. I remove my fans and vacume under them and cleaning all around my fans etc. always a good practice, to much dust and dirt on you fans can lead to overheating...
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Overheating may be the most serious problem that your computer will face. If you follow the information in this aritcle the problems may be avoided.
Learn something – How to clean your laptop to solve overheating problems – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks
Try to download and use speccy to determine the tempertures that are inside your computer.
http://download.cnet.com/Speccy/3000-2094_4-75181811.html
You may also want to test your hard drive
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/tophddiag.htm
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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