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Anyone ever heard of a computer not starting because the rooms too cold?

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  1. trt740

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    I just upgraded my churches computer and they are telling me that unless they heat the computer up with a space heater it won't start on sunday morning. WTF? I think it's the power supply what do you think?
     
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    gas tank was frozen... lol nice avy btw.
    i never heard of that, but i did hear that you should not turn on computer when it's too cold or condensation might occur
     
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    How cold are we talkin? Anyways, the only thing I can think of would be hard drive. I doubt it would be so cold in the church to allow for the "cold bug" to take place in the ICs, so the hard drive is probably being hindered by the physical contraction that occurs at cold temperatures.
     
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    never heard of it and i have ran a computer in a room that was 12f and not a problem
     
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    I've never had an issue with this, granted I've never tried starting a computer below about 20F, but still, I doubt that it would be a problem
     
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    Its obviously some satanic cult (nividazim) or the (Atitheists) I've come to this conclusion as the computer won't start on Sunday mornings, Sunday is Gods day!!
    I'm assuming that the heater is actually a portal to hell hence the heat it throws out is actually flames from hell radiating through the portal.
    A good Sayonce or Sacrificial burning should fix the problem ;)
     
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    its like -60c that cpus dont work
     
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    A few years ago I ran my PC with the ofice windows open in winter, my Prescott actually made it to 40F under load. My coffee also started to freeze.
     
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    my laptop would not start up once too... but this was at -50F (yup... outside in canada, Quebec, Montreal :()
     
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    bad capacitors in a PSU or on the motherboard can have that effect.
     
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    i dont know if its the same thing but i had cold boot problem when i leave the pc off overnight.
    when i switch it on, PSU switches on but black screen, then wait a couple of minutes(to let it warm up) then restart. then it starts normally.
    Lowest temp at night was 20-24*c.

    i just bumped the memory voltage to 1.9v and it started normally. i dont think its the same problem though.;)
     

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