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Is it okay to have my Desktop in the cold?

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#1 VRTherriault


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:07 PM

 I use the attic as a comp room. Heated during the day and stuff by woodstove which is dry heat but during this time of year the room gets cold in the morning, enough to breathe frost but can't be too horrible if I'm sitting in there playing my Comp. xD  I was wondering if this was bad for my Comp or if it was okay?

Edited by VRTherriault, 26 February 2014 - 10:11 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

It's fine... as long as your machine doesn't freeze or develop frost on it.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

only thing i can think of that could be a bad thing in cold ambience is condensation, humidity and/or dew point.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

If you look at the specs for many CPUs...you will see a temperature range for the CPU.  Some only reflect a ceiling, some reflect floor and ceiling.


If the room is cold enough to see your breath...I'd suspect that condensation on electronic parts would be your biggest possible inconvenience.  I suspect that such might result in unexprected BSODs or problems when first booting the system.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

Cold is fine, it can actually be good for you if its running. I would be wary of humidity though, but other than that it shouldn't be a problem. 

Edited by boopme, 02 March 2014 - 09:32 PM.

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