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CPU Heatsink on a Hard Drive?

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Last response: in Overclocking
August 14, 2010 7:18:05 PM

Anyone done this before?

I have the heatsink part of an old CPU cooler spare - thought I could mount it (somehow...thermal adhesive?) on top of the hard drive to remove some heat?

I have airflow through the same area so I figured this could work.

Could it damage it?

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August 15, 2010 1:46:28 AM

this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

a CPU heatsink has a contact area the size of a CPU. if you want to keep your HDDs cool get a 3.5in bay cooler.
August 15, 2010 8:25:38 AM

Why is it so rediculous? I feel my HD, it feels warm, so I put 2 and 2 together??

My old stock heatsink has a massive surface area, not just cpu sized, so figured it might work.

Advice taken though, i wont bother.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
August 15, 2010 1:15:29 PM

If you feel your hdd is hot why don't you download HWMonitor.
This will tell you exactly what temp it is.
Never seen my hdd over 35C btw which is very cool.
Anything under 50C is considered fine.
August 15, 2010 1:22:06 PM

Thanks Davcon - was confused with this software - I always thought it was the same as CPU-Z!!

I'll give it a go.
August 15, 2010 7:17:17 PM

Hello guys!

Do you know where you can download CPU-Z and Prime95?
August 15, 2010 9:40:56 PM

39 Degrees on my Hard drive. This is before I mount a 120mm fan right on the middle of it... 39 degrees ok for now?
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August 16, 2010 1:49:21 AM

thats more than okay. its cool. its not uncommon for hdds to be at 60 degrees or above.
August 16, 2010 5:23:43 PM

Thanks mate :)