ok got the bios flash!
yeah this thing is keeping me up.. and keeping me away from my work... >_<
Now the fan is constantly on at a low speed, and the temp stays at a cool 38... really nice after 3 days of 40 to 50, 50 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 40.. u get the point. i dont know if thats very good for the CPU/computer either. With this new bios flash, my HD temp has dropped as well. its staying around 44.
Which is great because someone posted in these forums that 55 was the limit for these hitachi drives. so 10deg less has to be good for it.
now i've underclocked my CPU from 3.2 to 2.0 and i'm seeing if there is any difference in temp either with the HD or the motherboard.
I've found a bit of a defect near the edge of the LCD. It looks to have warped right near the edge. It looks like a bit of the LCD is under constant pressure near the edge. You know when you touch your LCD and it warps, kind of like water or paper? Thats how it looks near the edge... its very small and not that noticeable, but.... well it is noticeable. i'll try to capture it with my camera.
and see what you guys think. 1 dead pixel and now this.
I think its ok though. not really worried about it.
edit: within 5 mins of underclocking, the motherboard temp dropped 1 degree, and is holding steady at 37. the HD temp has dropped 2 degrees, and his holding steady at 42. i can really feel the difference.