I took my SATA HDD out of my windows 7 pc and plugged it into my pc at work so that my friend could download some files from the HDD over the network.
My work pc has a completely different hardware configuration but Windows managed to install all the necessary drivers (display drivers,network drivers I assume) without any configuration needed from my side..
After returning the SATA HDD into my home pc,it seems that my CPU is overheating.!!Although I dont understand how this can be...Maybe I must check in my bios if I can see any settings that look unusual...
Ive got some system info.. can anyone tell me if these voltages are okay..I can see my CPU temp is very high but Im uneducated with regards to voltages...Theres a table,way,way down..
Only a case fan...but I since plugged it back in..didn't make much difference...I reinstalled the Nvidia drivers too that didn't help...
Googling suggests I try reseat the CPU/HSF, will borrow some thermal paste and try that soon..
If you haven't done it yet, i'd suggest you cancel that invasive approach. My experience with this was it had no effect. In my case the overheating/excess fan noise went away after a few days. Can you try formating your pc first?