Astrid 09:52 17 Jul 2010

My OS is Windows XP SP3. I recently had trouble with slowed up computer, plus message about overheating. I'd more or less decided to buy a new one, with Windows 7, more memory, and everything in tip top condition. I've had my present computer for five years. A technician came to advise, hoping to make my present computer more efficient. He took it away to work on it and returned itwith a new power unit, which I'm sure it needed, and an extra fan for cooling, plus a very good tune up. Now all is working well, much faster, more stable in every way. I've decided against a new computer, at least for the time being. However, on using Acronis Drive Monitor test today, I still get the message that, though the disk is 100%, there is still overheating. Should I take notice of this still?

  rdave13 10:27 17 Jul 2010

I'd download Everest Home from click here .
Run everest and in the left column expand computer then click on sensor. That should give you the hard disk temperature.My laptop hdd at 40° and desktop at 30°

  gengiscant 10:28 17 Jul 2010

'I still get the message that, though the disk is 100%'??? Is that 100% full or what and what is overheating? the harddrive or something else?

  rickf 10:32 17 Jul 2010

could be the cpu needs to be cleaned and a new layer of thermal paste applied.

  johndrew 10:35 17 Jul 2010

You really need to identify the manufacturer and type of HDD as the maximum operation temperature varies from drive to drive - not a huge amount but enough if a bit warm to give an indication.

Additionally most HDD monitors allow you to set a warning level for temperature - I have not used Acronis Drive Monitor but it is likely to be similar. What temperature is set?

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