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Windows 7: Downloaded all my music on SSD - Windows 7 runs hot! (explorer.exe)

15 Jul 2015   #1
996

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Downloaded all my music on SSD - Windows 7 runs hot! (explorer.exe)

Hi All,

As the title states:

I have a Lenovo X201 running Windows 7 64-bit. I have a 256 SSD and 8GB RAM. I recently reformatted and my laptop is running ice cold. When I download all of my music from my external on to my laptop, it runs super hot. Something is taking up bandwidth. I ran a scan on all of my music files, and there was nothing infected. There could be some corrupt files here and there, but I don't know if they have anything to do with the major overheat.

Before music was downloaded: 40-46 Celsius on idle.
After music was downloaded: 75-82 Celsius on idle.

Both dwm.exe and explorer.exe run harder when my music files (90 GB) are on the SSD.

What could be casusing this? I have tried reformatting again, uploading all of my music in portions, deleting/repairing corrupt mp3 files and the problem still persists. Could it be as an SSD fills up, it runs hotter? I wouldn't think so because it is just flash memory. I may be wrong though!

any suggestions/input would be greatly appreciated. I was wondering if any of you have had a similar issue!

All the best,
996


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15 Jul 2015   #2
pabuman

Windows 7
 
 

Old SSD? In my opinion, I think the music files in SSD is not necessary or say wasteful
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15 Jul 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't believe that temp is for your SSD.

Open resource monitor:
- switch to CPU tab, sort by CPU (check the Services too) - see what will come up
- switch to disk tab and see if anything is thrashing the SSD
- check the RAM tab too for any abnormal usage
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15 Jul 2015   #4
996

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I keep my music on my SSD because I use it to mix.

Those temps are for my CPU. I was wondering if having that much music on my SSD could be the reason this was happening.

I deleted all of the music off and now my CPU is running at 43 Celsius. It was really my explorer.exe running harder. Not sure why this could be happening.

Thanks for the quick replies!
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15 Jul 2015   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

First thing that comes to mind is disk indexing - the fact that you moved all the data, (music), to a new location the windows system would then try to index all this "new" data - it is set-up to perform this task when the system is idle and can stress the CPU quite a bit
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15 Jul 2015   #6
996

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
First thing that comes to mind is disk indexing - the fact that you moved all the data, (music), to a new location the windows system would then try to index all this "new" data - it is set-up to perform this task when the system is idle and can stress the CPU quite a bit
Interesting. Is there a specific process that shows up when disk indexing is taking place? How long do you suppose this can take?

Thank you for your reply!
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15 Jul 2015   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

It runs under the control of Windows Search (WSearch) which is a Service. If indexing is running, I think it shows up as process "SearchIndexer.exe".

Indexing can take quite a long time depending on how many files were added and whether you have selected to index Content as well as File Name.
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16 Jul 2015   #8
996

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
It runs under the control of Windows Search (WSearch) which is a Service. If indexing is running, I think it shows up as process "SearchIndexer.exe".

Indexing can take quite a long time depending on how many files were added and whether you have selected to index Content as well as File Name.
I can confirm with you that this service/process was not running when the 90GB of music was sitting on my SSD.

My CPU was just running super hot. Corrupt files? Maybe a virus? I have scanned those files multiple times.
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16 Jul 2015   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I was simply following along with the possibility that it MIGHT be indexing and answering your question about it. It could also be your AV software or any number of programs or malware. You didn't provide any documentation of what was running. You simply said it was running hot. Perhaps the fan isn't working or you have the vents covered.

Is it still running hot? What temperature and what are you using to get it?

Run this DM Log Collector so we can get an idea of what is running as well as your configuration and logs.

Forgot to ask:
Are you using Windows Media Player? It also has a background process that gets song info off the web and updates tags if you didn't disable it.

Also, please explain what you mean by "reformat".
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16 Jul 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you don't mind, I would like to know how to disable WMP's extra processes. PM if you think it would derail the thread please
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