Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

1 Answer

RE: High Hard Drive Temperature

Comment by cosmo_aka, posted on May 23, 2008
I looked at the hard drive cooler you suggested and it looked way to big for the space I have. The hardrives are set very close (see manual) and just a small amount of space underneath the bottom. Apparently with any of these coolers a good bit of modification is necessary.

Just trying to find the easiest thing to install into Dells strange configuration. Looking at maybe using a case fan or cpu fan (if I can find one small enough!) to try mounting underneath the 2nd drive.

With the computer case open I aimed an old desk fan at the hard drives and it lowered the temps considerably. Maybe just drilling some tidy holes in the side of the case and using this simple rig is the answer? :)

Thanks for your reply. Any other ideas are welcome

Cos'

Posted by on

  • cosmo_aka May 24, 2008

    Thans Jeff



    I've been looking at all the options around and taking your recommendations seriously. There are way more options when you take airflow, ambient temperature etc. into consideration and not just the hard drive as a single entity.



    I'm going to do some more research and get this baby cooled down. Thanks again! -Cos

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 667 Answers

Hi cosmo - I apologize if you were working with someone. A couple of things I just wanted to touch on. Depending on how many hard drive bays there are (schematics weren't clear), you never want to put two drives in consecutive bays if it can be avoided. This will allow for air flow around the drives. Also, just wondering if you've considered a pci/bus cooling card. The key to cooling hard drives is air flow. With a cooling card you could add two more fans inside your case. There are actually many kinds of cards out there. There's even pci cards that require two pci slots and circulate air at a good rate. Make sure sure your cables are tied together as much as neatly as possible to help with air flow. Make sure you have at least 6 inches of clearance on all sides of your case if possible. Make sure your case is properly seled so you won't lose circulating air. Personally, I'd try the cooling card. There's plenty to choose from. Thanks. If you need more input just holler. Thanks. PLEASE rate fixed or don't rate at all. We don't like anything less. Just hurts our ratings. Like I said if you'd like more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further.

Jeff

Posted on May 23, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can i format my hard drive if i right click the volume in the dism management it says delete volum?


a volume will be a partion on the drive, so you may have 2-3 on one drive. I'd just got to MY COMPUTER(AKA Explorer) and look for the drive letter which you wish to format, right click that drive and select format. This should let you format from here, if it takes you to the disk manager then simply delete any volumes/partions on that drive then format, you may need to choose what file system to use eg. FAT32, NTFS. I'd suggest NTFS which is most common for large drives.

Jul 10, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Compaq CQ50 wont load


YOU are to be COMMENDED!

Do you know how many do not even post the manufacturer name of the computer, much less the model number?

Plus adding the diagnostic measures you have posted?

Wish more people would use the problem area you have used, and wrote a PAGE! lol!

Do need the model number though, along with the model series number you posted. This way I can look at the BIOS versions.
(Example - CQ50-100CA)

Need to ask.........is CDROM the first boot device in Boot Options?
(BIOS Setup)

Could be of course, but you didn't post it. Makes a BIG difference.
The computer HAS to boot from the CDROM, then.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hi, my HD-HC500IU2-R will not start. On upstart the green light is on and I here some different tones. And nothing more... Any suggestions? best, Peter


Hi

You don't say which Operating System you use, so my answer will be presented in general, Windows terms. If yours is a non-Windows Operating System and my answer seems to be of some relevance to you, please consider applying the logic and principles involved here to your own Operating System and, if in doubt, please feel free to add a Comment or Clarification to this Question. Please include information about the type, model and specification of your computer and its Operating System. Doing so helps us makes faster, more accurate and more assured Remote Diagnostics leading to better quality and more useful Advice, Answers, Guidelines , How-Tos and Solutions.

I'm assuming it hasn't been dropped or physically knocked. If it has, either or both the Hard Drive inside and the controller mechanism itself could be shock-damaged.

Similarly, overheating can damage either or both.

If it is still under Warranty, return it to the supplier.

If the Warranty has expired, open it to establish whether the Hard Drive inside is intact.

Often the damage is done to the controller board inside by the build up of poorly dissipated heat in many Hard Drive Enclosures.

You lose nothing. If the Hard Drive is either failing or damaged, you need a new Hard Drive and a better ventilated Enclosure anyway. If the Hard Drive is fine, you can carefully select and buy a new, better ventilated Enclosure for the Hard Drive, if the Enclosure is damaged but the Hard Drive fine - new Enclosure. If both Enclosure and Hard Drive are damaged, you need to replace both.

I hope this helps.

If this Answer goes some way towards helping to resolve your Query, Problem or Fault, please take the time to Rate it.

This helps Answerers, like me, better understand the needs and the point of view of Askers, like you, and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide the most comprehensive, useful and high quality Responses and Solutions we can.

If you need further help, please do not hesitate to post another Question or add a Comment to this Question.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 05, 2011 | Buffalo Technology HD-HC500IU2 500 GB USB...

1 Answer

Hello I just purchased 10x of cf-602 hdd cooler. I wanted to buy Digitus hdd cooler (both are with 2x 6 cm fans) but my seller told me that there was no difference between the 2 products. I'd like to...


Bottom line is there shouldnt be any differance performance wise, those 6cm fans can only move so much air. Any airflow at all will help lower the hdd temperature.

Jun 10, 2011 | UNiNCOM CF-602 Hard Drive Cooler Hard...

1 Answer

Boot disk failure no hard disk found


The error means that your system is not able to detect the hard drive on the system, check if the hard drive wire connections are tight and not loose and then try rebooting the system.

Look for hard drive stats on POST whether it succeeds or fails. This is how you can do that.
When system boots up, press the PAUSE?BREAK on the black screen and see whats system comment for your hard drive power test. If it succeeds and your hard drive's connections are also tight then possibly your hard drive might have crashed ( which means there are bad sectors on the hard disk).

Try performing disk checking on the hard drive to see if there are any bad sectors on the hard disk, the disk check will automatically fix the soft errors but if the errors and hard errors in that case the disk checking utility will not automatically fix the errors and you will need to get a new hard drive.

Thanks !!!

Nov 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My seagate external hard drive is making a beeping noise and i can't open my files on the hard drive


Hello there quaylanburns.

Here's your geek-steer ...

Please refer to another post of mine I JUST submitted. Just like him, I'm going to recommend you also perform a chkdsk on the problem drive ...

chkdsk DRIVE_LETTER: /X /R

Regardless of the outcome of that diagnostic, if you're having ANY persistent hard-disk-drive (HDD) access difficulties, AND you have irreplaceable data contained on that HDD, your IMMEDIATE objective is to BACKUP/RECOVER that data.

Please refer to another post of mine for follow on guidance.

Good luck, and please do post back ...
  • to let me (and interested others) know how things worked out,
  • to provide clarification or feedback,
  • if you have ANY further questions.
Today's the best day of my life ... and NOW you're part of it!
Via-con-Dios and Godspeed -- Geekinator (aka Craig).

Oct 13, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

2 Answers

Can my hard drive be salvaged? Recently, while using my laptop (XPS m1710), an error came up :'Hard Disk Failure'. It then told me to back up all of my data. While I was doing this, one big file stalled...


What i've done in the past is to hook up the hard drive from your laptop to a normal desktop computer. You will need the right hookups to hook the power and the cable from the laptop hard drive to your desktop computer.

Once you hook up your hard drive to the desktop computer then you can try and do a copy and paste of the items you want from the laptop hard drive to the desktop hard drive and then burn the files to a blank dvd or cd. If you can't do this then the hard drive is beyond damaged and you won't be able to recover any data.

May 04, 2009 | Dell XPS M1710 Notebook

1 Answer

CD PLAYER 2 DONT WORK


Hi,
I suggest you to take it to the service centre so they will fix this problem because without knowing much of work the whole thing might get scrap.
Regards.!

Mar 13, 2009 | Cooler Master Hard Disk Drive Cooler...

1 Answer

High Hard Drive Temperature


you can check zalman's homesite. http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/main.asp

I can recommend them to you.

CS.

May 16, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Exturnal hard drive fell


The fall was probably too much for it. If it was powered up at the time of the fall and the fall caused a substantial shock, it is most likely gone. A running hard drive cannot take much shock.

Before giving up on it, if it was mine, I would remove the hard drive from the portable case and plug it directly into a computer either through a USB adapter, directly to a motherboard or any other available method you may have.

The purpose of that is to bypass the case's electronics and deal directly with the actual hard drive.

If it wont read from it by doing that, you are done.
You could try a warranty claim if it's new enough.
If your data is extremely important, you can send it to a data recovery service but the costs are high. $500 or $1,000 for data recovery isnt that unusual.

Re-post here, let me know how it goes.

** Please re-comment if the suggestion did not work for you, there may be several other possibilities.
** Please add a comment before giving a rating other than Solved

Oct 18, 2007 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop Logo

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...