I noticed a while back that my laptop was running a hard disk temperature of around 56 degrees centrigrade plus. Actually the only reason I noticed was because of installing HD Tune which immediately flashed up a warning.
Since then I’ve been on a mission to cool things down, even to the extent of buying a very pink and plastic cooler with a fan. It’s helped, but I’m still plagued with over-heating if I travel with the machine, which is tres annoying. I’ve also just installed Notebook Hardware Control which is showing my CPU as running at 80C, which is not good. Sigh.
Apparently the key numbers to remember are:
- HDD danger temperature is around 60-65C (CPU 70C)
- HDD threshold temperature, usually above 65C is bad (CPU 90–100C)
If you want to learn a little more about how to keep your notebook cooler, then this forum post at Notebook Review should help (although some of the advice is a little hardcore for my liking). My question is, shouldn’t the design of these laptops be enough to keep the darn things cool? Answers on a flame retardant blanket to…