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Ideal Temperature And Humidity


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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 06:05 PM

I was just wondering what is the ideal temperature and humidity level for a computer and is it ok to put the computer on a concrete floor (I live in Canada BTW). I put a peice of carpet under but not sure if I should put it on the desk.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 07:26 PM

I don't exactly know about the temperature range, but I run a humedifier in my room to keep down the static electricity (in Colorado). As for the carpet, if there's no air vents on the bottom, I don't see any problem with it. I don't see any problems with either the concrete floor or the desk either.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 02:50 AM

Optimal humidity is between 45%-60%. You can usually go a higher especially with laptops, but it is going to start affecting resistances and conductivity. Then there is of course corrosion and condensation, which is a real killer. Low humidity increases, as said, static electricity and wears out some types of capacitors faster.
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 03:52 AM

well i heard of a college that lost some computers because they were all sitting on the floor instead of sitting up higher. but unless you are in a flood zone or a pipe breaks in your house im sure you will be fine.
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