try to make a spacer for the hd, so that it gets some airflow between the case and the hdd, might help...Originally posted by SuperAJ
Well guys, summer is pretty much upon us here in Cali.
A few days ago it hit about 87-90 degrees for the first time since last season. Here's what sucks...
I was listening to my Mp3Car with the windows down bouncing to the old-school song Informer by Snow. Suddenly, the music stops but the computer remains on. Since i've been having successful shutdowns and smooth performance from the computer, I was convinced that it was the hot weather.
I pulled over, and opened the trunk. I held my hand over the outflow fan above the case, and it was blowing out pretty damn hot air. Since the weather was the only thing different that could be causing this, I knew the heat was the culprit. I touched the plexi where the hdd was mounted and it was hot as well.
My trunk isn't closed off so air circulates in a large space, but still the comp was hot. I have 1 fan in the side of the case to take air in, and 1 fan on top of the case to blow it out.
After the weather cooled down later that night, I tried the Mp3Car again and it worked without a flaw as if nothing went wrong.
I would hate to be experiencing this throughout summer, so I wanted to see if you guys ever had the same problem, and some solutions to avoid it...
I know it's going to be a really hot summer, and most of us will be cruising with the music blasting. The last thing I'd want is my sound to suddenly quit on me on a beautiful summer day.
My pics are here for an idea of my setup...