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MBP 15 - 160 HDD upgrade = more heat?
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Aug 7, 2006, 10:37 PM
My apologies if this has already been discussed....

I have just purchased the Hitachi 5k160 PRM HDD. Prior to installation, according to Temperature Monitor my idle CPU temp was 51-56c and the HDD senor was between 33-37c. After having the drive installed my idle CPU temp has risen 10c (64-70c) and the HDD temp varies from 41-44c. I know I'm just not getting it.

Should the installation of this HDD raise the temp of the entire unit that much?

I'm a little frustrated at the moment and would appreciate any insight.


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Aug 7, 2006, 11:17 PM
It hasn't on my machine.
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