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Well I rigged up a heatsink and fan from a BFG 6600GT onto my hard drive. I cleaned the entire contact surface of the heatsink well and gave it a layer of AS5, then seated it on my hard drive. This effectively lowered the temp from I believe 47-49 deg. celcius at idle, to 37 deg. so about a 10 deg. drop. This is after running idle for a half hour. My first cooling experiment. ya.

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really? lol i would think that would do almost nothing.. but good jab anyhows
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Did you put that on top of the sticker? I think it would work a lot better if there was no sticker in there.
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Did you put that on top of the sticker? I think it would work a lot better if there was no sticker in there.
lol ya I did, kinda as a test run... That sticker is a real pain to take off, I tried briefly. I guess I could remove the lower half of the sticker which only includes installation instructions. My computer is under warranty still for another four months, I don't want to mess with it too much right now.
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Along with that you shoud try making a heatsink for the under part of the HD, like with a 80mm fan or something
    
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Uh. I find that really unlikely that you recieved that big of a drop using a chipset cooler =/
Especially considering your probably not covering even half of the surface area of the drive; it just doesn't seem logical.
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Originally Posted by CorruptedCard
Uh. I find that really unlikely that you recieved that big of a drop using a chipset cooler =/
Especially considering your probably not covering even half of the surface area of the drive; it just doesn't seem logical.

Think about it: The biggest gains are probably from the fact that air is now moving in that area instead of being a dead hot spot. The heatsink pulling some of the heat off is helping too.
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post #8 of 16
Plus, it looks as if that heatsink is right on the hottest part of the drive, right where the spindle is, but your temps are still way high, my drive is about 33c after an hour of defragging! But I guess some drives are hotter than others, my old Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 was about 42c under the same conditions.
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The hotest parts of a drive are the spindle bearings. In most cases with drives, even a little cooling can make a great difference - just directing an old 80mm fan over them will take a few degrees off. The Akasa cooling bracket will result in a large temperature drop (If you dont mind the noise, and until the fans fail - never buy Akasa). Cooling the metal body of the drive can also be effective - most waterblocks cool in this way, as do some air-coolers.

Cooling drives is easy if you have no concern for noise. There are plenty of 5.25-to-3.5 air-coolers. They will cool well. If you dont have any spare 5.5 bays, you can get the Akasa bracket. But these all use 3- or 5-cm fans. They buzz. Loudly.

For silent cooling, you can go passive or water. For passive, look at the Zalman. It will set you back at least £20, and takes up a 5.25 bay. I havn't used one, but Zalman is usually good. For water, there are blocks that screw to the sides of the drive (take a 5.25) or ones that go above the drive (take up the 3.25 bay above it).

Drive-cooling blocks are low-resistance, so can usually be added to a cooling system easily. My 1200 pump is handling an excess of pipe, CPU, GPU and one of each type of drive block comfortably.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldenpi
Drive-cooling blocks are low-resistance, so can usually be added to a cooling system easily. My 1200 pump is handling an excess of pipe, CPU, GPU and one of each type of drive block comfortably.
Actually, hard drive waterblocks are the MOST restrictive type of block out there. IMO, you should never have a hdd block in the same loop as a cpu and gpu.
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