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my hard disk temperature shows 51 celsius,is this too high?

Asked by linuxnewbie (1points) June 29th, 2007

i have hard disk thermometer 1.3 beta running in the taskbar and it shows my hdd temp is 51 which is classified as "warning" but not "critical"ie i can contnue working but with critical i should stop pronto.i tried to monitor my pentium d 920 and intel 945g mb with mother board monitor 5 but i coudnt get it to work.topala solutions siw also doenst record the cpu and mb temp.what could be wrong?i dont want to end up frying the motherboard or crash my hdd.
thank you in advance for your time and patience.

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niemand's avatar

Yes it will die soon. Be sure to pray for an afterlife of your hdd.

sergeantedward's avatar

The temperature for CPU / HDD / LCD isn't going to die unless it hits 71 degrees Celsius. However, 51 is starting to get bad. It does tell you that there's a problem.

If you keep your computer in a room that gets hot during the day, don't.
Make sure all of the fans are working.
Back up all of your computer documents, just in case.
And be ready to replace your HD.

neonez's avatar

also dust out the inside of your computer regularly. the grime buildup can render the fans practically useless

shared3's avatar

A good way to see how your hard disk temperature compares to others of its type is to install speedfan (google it, made by the same people who made mother board monitor I think), and then click on the SMART tab and click on "Perform an in-depth analysis of this hard disk." It will open up a web page that shows a lot of SMART statistics as well as how they compare to others submitted in the past.

As sergeantedward has said above, you should start backing up regularly.

Is this computer a laptop/notebook or a desktop, because if it is a desktop, then you should either dust it yourself or get someone knowledgeable with computers to do it. You can also contemplate upgrading your cooling system. However, since you mentioned the Intel 945g which is typically found in laptops, then I would suggest getting some external cooling help. I am assuming that other parts of your laptop are also hot. My recommendation is either this, a pad which you can place under your laptop and provides cooling without the use of a fan.
If you need even more powerful stuff, then use a fan-system. Just google "laptop cooler" and you should get a lot. They all work pretty well.

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