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Windows 7: Overheating after new hard drive and clean install

15 Mar 2016   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might be misreading the temperature
Even 89 degrees is only 31.6 Celsius
I could see it shutting down at 84-89c though that is messed up time for new thermal paste and make sure the fan is actually working because that is 192.2 degrees


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15 Mar 2016   #42
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

hazel123 please always report your temp with a (C).
We need to know that your readings are in Celsius.
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15 Mar 2016   #43
TrustMe

 
 

I'm glad it helped. I agree with TrashZone. CPU/cooling fan probably needs new thermal paste.
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16 Mar 2016   #44
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You might check to see if there is a newer BIOS for your laptop with a temperature fix.
See this article:
Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops Due to Overheating
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16 Mar 2016   #45
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Sorry - yes it was centigrade - the numbers were from Speccy. David - thanks - it has the latest bios installed. The model is about 6 years old. It seems it just overheats with hard drives that aren't the pre-installed one. I have the original drive back in now and it's running cool all the time. Speccy also showed the firmward version of the original drive. Do you think Sony's bios might have something in that recognises the firmware of the drive?

Anyway - not sure how long this current drive will last, but have another drive coming today that is similar - same make, same size. If that doesn't work I'll give up on this machine.
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16 Mar 2016   #46
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can make sure the ssd and hdd's have the latest firmware installed they do have a shelf life time and are all probably out of date
Just go to which ever manufactures website and search the help and download sections for the model drive and firmware updates
Some will have a utility to do it for you.
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16 Mar 2016   #47
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
The model is about 6 years old. It seems it just overheats with hard drives that aren't the pre-installed one. Do you think Sony's bios might have something in that recognises the firmware of the drive?
That article is about 6 years old and states this:
Quote:
Affected laptop models include the Vaio VPCF11 and VPCCW2 series.
I don't know if the bios might recognize the HD firmware and that affects temps.
It seems Sony support should be able to answer that.
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16 Mar 2016   #48
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Thanks for that article David - wow - yes mine is a VPCC2 model. I do have the latest bios update though from the Sony site. It has never been a problem and runs ok - just when I change the hard drive! Am waiting on a response from Sony. I think last time I asked them this question they just said you need to use an identical hard drive to the one in there (which is now no longer available) but didn't say why.

Checked out my model number with the link and it wasn't one of the affected ones - plus checked a recent battery warning and my battery isn't one of the affected ones.

Thrashzone - will check out the firmware, thank you. The SSD is now back in son's laptop and image installed back on it and all running fine.

I have a drive coming today - this one

Toshiba MK3276GSX 320GB SATA 3GB/s 5400rpm 2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Same make, same size - only difference is it is Sata II instead of Sata I but it's an older style drive.

But if it needs Sony secret firmware on the drive or something I guess that won't work either.
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16 Mar 2016   #49
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
One thing for sure I wouldn't be buying another Sony computer if they react to ssd's like that.
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17 Mar 2016   #50
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

No I won't be getting another one either after this! Not even a used one. I have had older Vista Sony's - I got one for my aunt and upgraded it to Windows 7. Most of them had no issues at all and would accept any new drive. Although they were 32 bit. I did have one with bad overheating trying to install 64 bit (it was 64 bit capable) so put 32 bit on and it was fine.

I installed the 320gb Sata II drive last night and tried installing from recovery discs - just to see if it would work (as they have failed on every other drive) - and they did. So clearly they only work on the same size drive that was taken out, as Sony said.

I haven't done all the Windows updates yet as I want to see how it performs. It is running hotter than the original drive, but not as hot as when I had the other two drives in. It got up to 80C installing the first few updates but didn't go any higher. It ran about 65C otherwise. I left it turned off overnight after that, so will see what happens today. I get the impression that Sony saying it needed the exact same drive, is the case with this machine - and it might be that although the same size drive will run the recovery discs, it is not the same model and still cause overheating. I reckon even if I had the same model drive it would need some firmware or something.

Anyway - if I can get Windows up to date on this replacement drive, I'll take it out again and keep it for emergencies - and use the old drive until it fails. I can manage with 320GB - I'd still have about 80GB free.
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