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Old 02-15-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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I have my old Geforce 5200's heatsink. I was planning to use Hot glue and GLUE the heatsink to the HDD. Is it safe?
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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Why?
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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The HDD runs hot
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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That was rude.
But to answer your question. There is not enough airflow over the drive. As you have brought up before you have a cooling issue with the case.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #5
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Dude, take $4 dollars and by a HDD cooler. Much better choice then the Heatsink.
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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I have to agree I was rude. sorry

But, to answer people, I have a heatsink. To save ne hat $9.99 (not $4 here) and put it in my bank for the videocard and such, I was thinking to see if the hard drive would run cooler with the heatsink. I don't have a lot ofmoney, and I don't work. I have studies and I cannot work at the same time. But, I do get summer jobs.
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If you start putting glue on the HDD, you could get components and damage them, not worth it.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:50 AM   #8
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If you put it on the bottomwhere the controller is, Ok, it would damage them. But on the metal side, I doubt it
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:23 AM   #9
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i dont think it would even make a difference and u probably dont need it anyways, how hot is the hard drive?
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:27 AM   #10
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47C idle and load
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