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Windows 7: Overheating after new hard drive and clean install

14 Mar 2016   #11
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Hmm that's interesting! Didn't know SSD's ran cooler. It'd be quite expensive for a 500GB SSD though I guess. Anyway I ran speccy on the old drive when it was back in. It runs fairly hot with the old drive in, but I can tell it's not as hot as when the new drive was in and it doesn't get so hot that it shuts down.

On the old (original drive) the hard drive temperature was 35 degrees and the CPU and Motherboard 56 degrees. Haven't put the new one back in to run Speccy and not sure I'll bother now - it was hot enough to make it keep shutting down.

So if I put an SSD in do you think I'd have any of the Sony compatibility issues? Or does that just apply to standard drives. Should be ok with a clean install I guess, as long as the overheating issue is sorted.


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14 Mar 2016   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For a 500GB SSD you are looking at $150.

500GB ssd - Newegg.com

And there should be no problem installing and using it.
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14 Mar 2016   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Hard drive cause more heat than a ssd for a simple reason.
SSD have no moving parts.

Another thought. Laptops use 5400 rpm hard drives because they create less heat than a 7200 hard drive.
That is how sensitive laptops are to heat. Laptops do not dissipate heat well.
Why one 5400 rpm hard drive will cause more heat than another 5400 rpm hard drive could just be the way it is manufactured.

A ssd installed in a laptop would be wise move in my opinion. Many times faster than a hard drive and very little heat produced.

SSD = Solid State Drive = No moving parts = fast = cooler. It's a win win.

Compared to what a quality ssd cost just a couple of years ago, they are priced right.
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14 Mar 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thank You Jack

hazel, there are 3 major components that make it hot, #1 being the cpu, #2 and #3 are a tossup, but I`d have to say the video card 2 and the hard drive 3, and as they all heatup, the laptop just gets hotter and hotter. You need a chill pad if you don`t have one.

Laptop hard drives are the worst and only spin at 5400 rpm, do your self a favor and get that ssd.

I personally hate laptops and would only use one if the company gave it to me.

Even today I still do all my on site paperwork, signoff sheets, pictures etc with my iPhone.
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14 Mar 2016   #15
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Thanks for all the info. I can try it out because there is a smaller samsung evo in our son's laptop which he has ignored since he got an ipod - I'll back it up and try that in mine. If all is ok I'll get the bigger one. Have to say my little Eee PC was a lot easier to upgrade than this Sony!
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14 Mar 2016   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, Sonys are difficult. I had to RMA a Sony because there was quasi nothing I could do with it. Their BIOS is very minimal and has no functions you need for upgrades.
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14 Mar 2016   #17
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Minimal is the right word for the bios! It's been a good laptop though and I like the keyboard and it runs my video editing software, so I'll keep persevering. The info I had from Sony last year just said you had to replace it with an identical hard drive of the same size for it to work - but I think that was just to be able to use the recovery discs.

If i have a go at Cloning with macrium again, can someone tell me about the sata to usb cables please. I have one that has both a usb2 and a usb3 cable - I only have usb 2 on the laptop but the usb2 cable doesn't seem to do anything so I had used the usb3 cable last time, which seemed to work - so does that mean a usb3 cable will work on a usb 2 port? Or could it be the reason why the cloned drive had faults.
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14 Mar 2016   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

hazel, that's a difficu;t question. Who knows what this particular cable does. Only the manufacturer may be able to give you correct information. I use external enclosures since they were only minimally more expensive than the cable. And my enclosures work perfectly.
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14 Mar 2016   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Re Sony laptops - the one thing I also remember was that I could not run Linux on it. And Sony said that they were designed to run with Windows only. What a poor story. Since then Sony products are on my blacklist.
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14 Mar 2016   #20
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
hazel, that's a difficu;t question. Who knows what this particular cable does. Only the manufacturer may be able to give you correct information. I use external enclosures since they were only minimally more expensive than the cable. And my enclosures work perfectly.
So if I get an enclosure I don't need a cable? I'm quite good at taking things to bits and installing things, but anything to do with cables does my head in ha ha.
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