It is the HP G71-447US model, with dual core Pentium(2008) 64-bit CPU with 3GB of RAM and all that sort of bells and whistles, extremely good performance and all that...
However, one big problem. I've never seen the temperature of the HDD dip below 52C while operating, and it commonly goes up to as high as 70C. This is very bad, I know, but there seems to be absolutely nothing I can do about it. 28 Sectors are already marked as reallocated according to the SMART data, from heat damage I'm sure. There is no fan onto the drive, and it seems to be encased completely. It's not a sensor error either, I can't touch the drive while it's operating it's so hot. So... I'm wondering if any of you have any advice as to keep it cooler?
Note: CPU temp is almost always ten to twenty degrees cooler than the HDD. The only time they are the same is when I left the computer outside, it was like below freezing, and took it out of suspend and checked the temps really quickly. They were the same for a second, but the HDD quickly rose back up above the others.
EDIT: Btw, the hard drive is a Toshiba MK2556GSY, SATA 250GB 7200RPM
This post has been edited by novacrazy: 17 December 2011 - 03:05 AM