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From: Vanlist on 01/23/2001


: : What makes you think that it's the hard drive?

: : Make sure that your hard drive is in a position that allows air flow around it.

: : Fit a case fan.

: : Buy a hard drive cooler fan.

: : Are you sure it's not the chip overheating? Remove the cover. When it freezes turn off and quickly touch the edge of the chip/heat sink. Grip the case as you do this so that you are not charged with static. If you can fry eggs on the chip or the heat sink then you need to replace the fan. Use a heavy duty fan. If your fan is an old one then it's possible that the bearings are on the way out or it is getting full of dust and slowing down.


I have a 7200 rpm harddrive
my system is brand new....so Id imagine the chips heatsink is fine..but it could be that what I did was opened up my Box and let a personal fan blow on the harddrive this seemed to help alot...because I didnt crash for hours (like 8 hours straight)but alas Ive crashed 3 times in the past 30 minutes..

when i crash if theres music or a sound playing it will play one spot over and over like a broken record does that mean anything?

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From: Pete on 01/23/2001
If your system is brand new then you should take it back to where you got it from. Opening the box may have improved the general airflow in the box and also allowed cool air get to the chip. If the hard drive is overheating that much then you will soon get to a situation where the hard drive will slow or sieze as the bearings overheat.

Assuming you can't go to your supplier/dealer then you should get hold of a hard drive cooler probably costing less than UKú20 or US$30 and use that, also fit a case fan UKú5 or US$8.


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From: Vanlist on 01/23/2001

: If your system is brand new then you should take it back to where you got it from. Opening the box may have improved the general airflow in the box and also allowed cool air get to the chip. If the hard drive is overheating that much then you will soon get to a situation where the hard drive will slow or sieze as the bearings overheat.

: Assuming you can't go to your supplier/dealer then you should get hold of a hard drive cooler probably costing less than UKú20 or US$30 and use that, also fit a case fan UKú5 or US$8.

first let me thankyou for the help....ok
I lifted the harddrive up so its not pressed against the metal shelf and im blowing the fan right on it, I cant return it because me and some friends built it (before you shout "Conflicts!" at me j/k)...let me tell you I have all the latest patches,I have run system tests and everything is fine not to metion that the system freezes completely at random,while playing a game or while on the web or even when im not doing anything...this leads me to believe its not my sound or graphics card as it happends when and when I am not useing these things (ok so im always useing my graphics card but you know what i mean).. anyways the harddrive is a brand new Maxtor 7200 rpm (if RPM is the right abbreviation) so i doubt geting a new harddrive will help......

just to clairfy my mind

Is it not true that a overheating harddrive can cause crashes? I really apreciate your help..

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