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Minimum temperature the "pc" will work?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DreamSeller, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. DreamSeller Guest

    The motherboard the fans the ram gpu hdd psu and the screen (add if i forgot something)

    I'm just planing to take it to my grandparents and play with it and the temperature in some rooms are ~10C and i wanted to know if "they" will work at this temp ? :rolleyes:
     
  2. slyfox2151

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    it will LOVE the low temps and might even run faster with an overclock :D


    id leave it turned on and disable hdd spin down, some people on here have said that the oil/lube? in them wont work well at low temps untill it warms up a bit from usage .... just something some one said on here not sure who or if its true


    other then that... no problems at all!
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    every PC will work, until 0C. hard drives tend to not like that.

    basically, watch out for condensation - if you're leaving it off for a while, consider covering it with something (plastic garbage bag?)

    edit: its about 6C outside my house right now, and my PC is running fine (no heater)
     
  4. DreamSeller Guest

    well i don't know... the reason i'm asking is because a few years ago when i wasn't even able to install an OS i gave it to a "friend..." and it was december and when he brang it to me it was to cold lol so i had to wait...
     
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    it will work fine as long as you dont let it cool down by switching it off.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    anything above 0°C should be no problem. if you go subzero you should keep the system running as the previous poster mentioned. also condensation is your biggest enemy at any temperature. condensation forms if a surface is cooler than the surrounding air and the humidity is >0%
     
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    Yes, condensation is BAD. 10C should be fine.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    The only time condensation should be a problem is if he moves the computer from a cold room to a warm one...so don't do that, and if you do let it aclimate for an hour or so to the rooms temperature before turning it on.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    definitely not that cold. at those temperatures you get all kinds of funky electrical effects
     
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    Curious . . . don't you mean -272C?

    Seeing as how the kelvin scale starts at 0 . . .
     
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    Err I think you're right.

    -273C = absolute 0.
     
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    Or 0 on the Kelvin scale, which will freeze all molecules and I don't think it will work then :laugh: I paid attention in physics class :p
     
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    I did too, its just been.... almost 4 years now :banghead:
     
  14. DreamSeller Guest

    so you guys saying it will be fine in a room thats +10 C
    by condensation you mean from cold to warm ? and if so i'll have to wait a hour or so for it to warm at the normal temperature room (at that time i guess ~+20-25C)
     
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    Condensation is the formation of liquid drops from water vapor.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    10° will be no problem at all .. except for the user who will freeze his balls off
     
  17. DreamSeller Guest

    ill just oc it that will be i hope ~ 15 mins then ill let it to test for stability and check if its ok every 30-60 mins :)

    thanks guys for helping me out !!!
     
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    That's why we OC :p

    Or, if you happen to still run a Pentium 4, stock clocks will keep you rather warm, too :toast:
     
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    I can manage with 10*C
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Scotland is 10 *C if we're lucky.
     
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