Question Did I damage my SSD

gammonGo

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I think this is a combination cooling, SSD and "not sure what's wrong" question.

I have a newly (in January) self-built Win 10 PC. But self-built doesn't mean I know what I'm doing. I just always wanted to do that, and managed to do it this one time.

The system/Windows has been making a brief buzzing noise and freezing. I associate the noise with my old laptop overheating after the fans inside it stopped working. i think my SSD is broken or overheating.

Here is what else I noticed
  • It seems to occur when opening Windows File Explorer, at the exact moment when it is building the directory tree.
  • In all cases, the case's fans were spinning.
  • However, in all cases, the processor was not being exercised.
  • The vents are clear and I only have a light object or two sitting on the case (not blocking any vents).
  • It stop if I shut down the PC for ten (long!) minutes -- that is, to let it cool.
Questions
  1. Did I diagnose this right?
  2. Why is the SSD overheating so easily?
  3. Is my SSD broken (I know enough not to run checkdisk on it)? How do I check it? Repair it? Is it just about as good as new or should I complain because it overheated so easily and exchange it?
  4. Can I even exchange it? Would a store even take it back after using it 5 months? And then do I need to go through the whole re-install thing again? (I know the answer to the last question.)
What do you all recommend I do (other than "Stop using your machine so then it won't overheat")?
 

mdd1963

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check the temps before anything overheats, and see what temps are being hit for CPU, and SSD....

CrystalDiskInfo has a large tab for current temp.... if you see 60-65C for an SSD temp, that is indeed too warm, for whatever reason(s)
 
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OK, downloading it now and will return to this thread when I have more info. TY.
check the temps before anything overheats, and see what temps are being hit for CPU, and SSD....

CrystalDiskInfo has a large tab for current temp.... if you see 60-65C for an SSD temp, that is indeed too warm, for whatever reason(s)
 

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Is this bad that all of the attributes are currently at their worst level and above the threshhold?

P.S. I can't post an image, not even a link to one in my Google Drive. But all the attributes have
  • Current: 100
  • Worst: 100
  • Threshhold: 50
 

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