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Hello Guys, i've searched about room temperature between 16c to 20c will cause damage to the component and I find it miss to my related question.

I have a non complete build yet, processor attach to the MB along with m.2 nvme stored in box of the MB with ram stored in the package beneath the MB.

Will it cause the damage to the component cause I have not boot up for like 4 months since then.

Should I add some food grade silica gel to prevent moisture ?

Thank you for the answer
 
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That is not an issue. Just look at my profile picture, I took one of my FX-9370's to -77 and it is still fine. Heat kills hardware. Ooh and moisture can be a bitch but it depends on the humidity, people in Florida generally have humid air but their computers still work. It's really not something to worry about.

EDIT: I even dunk my GPU's, motherboards and other PCB's in demineralised water or an ultrasonic cleaner. Hell, I've used dishwashers for it. As long as they are dried properly it's fine.
 
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first thank you your answer,

just in case, next I am gonna use it. Will it be better to put it out and let it cool to the room temperature 28c - 32c before boot it up ?
 
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Works the same way as a glass of water with ice does.
Think of the glass as your system, if it's around the same temp as the ambient temp in the room or warmer, you will not have condensation forming.

If the system gets colder than ambient there is a chance of it forming - If it gets much colder it will form.
Since the system will be the same temp as the ambient temp around the system and then get warmer as it runs, it's a non-issue to worry about.
 
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Hello Guys, i've searched about room temperature between 16c to 20c will cause damage to the component and I find it miss to my related question.

I have a non complete build yet, processor attach to the MB along with m.2 nvme stored in box of the MB with ram stored in the package beneath the MB.

Will it cause the damage to the component cause I have not boot up for like 4 months since then.

Should I add some food grade silica gel to prevent moisture ?

Thank you for the answer
As a general rule, as long as you're above freezing, cooler temps will never be a bad thing for electronics & computers. Build with confidence.
 
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The cooler the better untill you start dropping to -5ish then you can start getting ice but that isnt a prob till it melts. i run a 9900k in my obsy to run my telliscope kit and it can get -10 in the winter and i havnt had a prob yet "touch wood".
 
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first thank you your answer,

just in case, next I am gonna use it. Will it be better to put it out and let it cool to the room temperature 28c - 32c before boot it up ?
It really doesn't matter. Unless you store the CPU close to 10c-5c then there could be condensation but I really doubt that. It's not a baby, it's a stupid hunk of various metals and crystals.
 
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Hi,
There is dew point so not really zero risk 16c/ 60.8dF isn't that bad but will get nipples hard
Looking for borders lol
 
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These are all well within normal operating temperatures. Absolutely no concern needed.
 
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Heat kills hardware.
^^^ This^^^ And note the 4th line in my signature.

If you think about it for a second, look at all the sophisticated electronics that operates out in the cold. Our cars are full of computers and they sit out in sub-freezing weather (and extreme heat) and still work fine. Street/traffic light control panels are outside, along with all sorts of other electronics. Obviously avoiding exposure to direct sunlight in the hot summer, and wet conditions is necessary. Beyond that, electronics can tolerate a pretty wide-range of operating "temperatures".

Humidity in the air, even at 100% is not a problem either. As long as the electronics are not "wet" that's fine. In fact, the advantage of humid air is a less or even impossible chance for ESD (static discharge) issues (except from Mother Nature).

A rapid change in temperature is your greater concern.

Will it be better to put it out and let it cool to the room temperature 28c - 32c before boot it up ?
Cool to the room? That suggests it is currently hot. Is that what you meant to say? Or did you mean to let it warm up to the room temperature?

Either way, it is always best to let any electronics "acclimate" to the ambient (room) environment before applying power - particularly when going from extreme cold to warm, such as when coming from the very cold outside in the winter to a warm room indoors. This is to avoid condensation, as mentioned earlier. But seriously, 16°C (60.8°F) is not "cold". Some would consider that barely cool. And it is unlikely your ambient (room) temperature would even be considered "warm" by most people.

And besides, you said this device has been stored under the motherboard. So that suggests it is already acclimated to rest of the equipment.

Should I add some food grade silica gel to prevent moisture ?
No. Never!
 
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The manual for my computer says
  • Operating: 10° to 35° C
 
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I also suggest that you have an air conditioner for the room to take away that humidity!
 
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run a dehumidifier in your room,get all that moisture out :)
 
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I have central air conditioning and keep my house cool on purpose. 62 degrees F in the winter saves a lot of money on heating bills and my PC's run nice and cool. I spend all of that saved money during the summers when the A/C is on. I keep my PC's as close to the floor outlets as possible plus make sure that the return vents are all unobstructed. I also change the furnace & A/C filters every 90 days to keep the dust as low as possible. I still have a few older mobos that have a built-in dehumidifying feature (ASRock) but I've never used it.
 
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I still have a few older mobos that have a built-in dehumidifying feature (ASRock) but I've never used it.
What was that? Is there such a thing?
 
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run a dehumidifier in your room,get all that moisture out :)
No.
Very low humidity is just as bad as high humidity.

If the air gets too dry you start having problems with static building up in the room.
That's just as, if not more dangerous than condensation in some ways.

The air needs a certain amount of it to help prevent the buildup of static, that's why server rooms always maintain a given amount of humidity at all times.
 
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run a dehumidifier in your room,get all that moisture out
While dehumidifiers are great at removing moisture out of the air, they pump a lot of heat back into the room as part of the process. That's fine in the winter, but probably not good in the summer. That will either put too much heat in the room, or cause the AC to work harder.
Very low humidity is just as bad as high humidity.
High humidity typically does not hurt electronics (again, as long as the electronics is not "wet"). And it should never get wet if indoors out of the rain, regardless how humid it is. But condensation can form if very cold electronics is brought inside from outdoors. So in that event, simply let the electronics "acclimate" and get up to "room temperature" before applying power.

That said, in very high humidity environments, corrosion and/or mold might be a problem if there is no ventilation.

So the facts are very low humidity is bad - for the exact reason Bones noted; static. For this reason a humidifier is often used to put moisture back in the air. When I worked in Phoenix and Albuquerque, we kept our "equipment" rooms around 45% humidity.

If you live in a dry environment, and have carpeting or rugs that generate a lot of static, a simple temporary solution is to have a spray bottle with clean water handy (filtered may be best if you have hard tap water). You don't want to soak the carpet - just a couple spritzes of water every so often where you typically walk is enough to keep the static at bay.
 
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I thought a dehumidifier works by cooling; the air conditioning is automatically selected in my car when I select the window defogger

I recall a farm where they pass cooled air through their silos to reduce humidity; the idea is that by first cooling the air below the dew point, the water is extracted.

While dehumidifiers are great at removing moisture out of the air, they pump a lot of heat back into the room as part of the process.
I guess if those dehumidifiers are dumping the heat back in the room and not outside (like an air-conditioner) that would be an issue.

(filtered may be best if you have hard tap water).
Not sure filtering is going to help with hard water.
 
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No.
Very low humidity is just as bad as high humidity.

If the air gets too dry you start having problems with static building up in the room.
That's just as, if not more dangerous than condensation in some ways.

The air needs a certain amount of it to help prevent the buildup of static, that's why server rooms always maintain a given amount of humidity at all times.
Humidity is actually more of a problem at that low of an ambient which that posters point was succinct and on point. Your's not so much. I've never freaking run a humidifier nor needed one for my comps, ever. PPL generally live in the environment their home comps are in. You don't live in a Datacenter do you where humidity can get dangerously low? Whatever needs for a server room don't apply here nor for most ppl. What works in a Datacenter doesn't mean it applies to everyone nor outside of the datacenter.
 
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Not sure filtering is going to help with hard water.
Huh? Remember, Google is your friend. You don't have to have a water "softener" to remove many of the unwanted minerals and other particulates that make water "hard" that also stain rugs and leave unwanted deposits. A simple water filter is good enough to make hard tap water drinkable, and safe to spray lightly on carpets.

Humidity is actually more of a problem at that low of an ambient
Ummm, no its not. 16°C is almost 61°F. That's almost an ideal temperature for operating electronics. It is not so cold that it squeezes out all moisture content (raising static concerns), and it is not so warm that it can hold tons of water (raising corrosion or mold concerns).

We don't even know where the OP lives. Is it the Amazon rain forests or Death Valley desert?
 
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Huh? Remember, Google is your friend. You don't have to have a water "softener" to remove many of the unwanted minerals and other particulates that make water "hard" that also stain rugs and leave unwanted deposits. A simple water filter is good enough to make hard tap water drinkable, and safe to spray lightly on carpets.
Still confused, the limescale is dissolved and so cannot be filtered out; now maybe you mean a water purifier or reverse osmosis?

The alternative of an ultrasonic humidifier is probably a terrible way to go as one ends up with a dust covering of limescale and one breaths in the minerals.
 
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15-20c is fine. In the winter my computer room is about 16-20c. In the summer with the air on it can be 18-20c, about 22-25 if the air is off. My computer loves it lol.. not the heat but the nice low ambient. I wrap myself in a sleeping bag when I come down to my computer lol. Right now just a t shirt air hasn't come on yet.. but I did just close the windows so..

My computer is plugged into a spare tv and my desk is a coffee table that I am hunched over while sitting on a couch. Basement htpc :D

I do miss my desk and monitor though. Kids got it thanks to homeschooling through a pandemic. 5-10 is a bit cool I think..
 
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