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Seems like my cd burner is getting hot and slowing down also make grinding noises. I recently added a new hard drive so now I have two, that are right below the cd drives, heat rises, huh.
Is there anywhare to check drive temps in system or Norton utilites? What about cpu temps? Do I need to install another fan? Thanks, all help apriciated.

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You need a fan added that manages to stir

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stir the air around and get moving air around the drives, the memory and the video card.

You can go to cyberguys or computergeeks and find a variety of fans/coolers for specific purposes.

It almost always helps to andd a fan. Draw air in from the front and out the rear. Add a top blow hole beats them all. See Robert Proffitt's link to the blow hole.

To do a temp profile inside the case go to Radio Shack and get their Indoor / outdoor thermometers. The one that the outdoor is a sensor on a long wire. You can snake this throuh cracks in the case to measure the temperature at various locations inside the case, with the cover on properly to get valid reasons. Less than $20.

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Well...... I have not found anyware in this OS that I can monitor cd/hd temp.

I can go into the bios and view things like cpu/mobo temp.

I could go to the mobo maker and d/l a util which would allow me to view these temps with windows.

As for adding a fan.....I have not seen a machine that's over cooled.

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This will do it, and more. . .

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