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Temperature

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Everyone seems to talk about high temperature but at what temperature when very low can cause damage to PC components?

    For example my hard drive temp is 16 degrees, if the temp was lower say 6 degrees could this couse an issue?
     
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    I've never thought about that. Surely it depends on the individual model of hard drive? Check the label or the website for operating temperatures?
     
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    I don't just mean the hard drive though, CPU, GPU, mobo the lot.

    Would a cpu fail at 0 degrees?
     
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    Most hard drives will have a lower end temp at 0-5 degrees (and they certainly won't like it colder than that - can get condensation forming).

    When I ran my business from home, my converted garage had a heater in it to cut in at low temps to rpotect equipment in there.

    You normally get a little bit of paper with the drive and it will give the operating temp range.

    Similar applies to other components.

    Hitachi have an interesting article here which is worth a read.

    As with all things tho' - don't get too hung up about your system's performance !
     
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    It was just an idea that popped into my head, eveyone always talks about don't let temps get too high, but what about too low?
     
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    there are cases on the market that freeze the pc to -15c on the cpu. I dont know how cold the hard drive runs at in those cases but it all works.

    And i believe MIT or some Japanese company have had cpus working at lower temps that that.
     
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    crazy, I wonder if they would be able to get lower than -15 :blink
     
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