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User Info: lost_within

3 years ago#1
So my computer runs about 25-27C, which is okay during the winter, because I keep the house at about 68F, but during the winter, I am a bit concerned that it might be too cold during the summer months and that condensation may for inside my computer, thus exposing components to water, essentially making clouds and rain in my computer... this is how science works right?

There is no way I can afford to keep the AC any cooler, any ideas?
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User Info: youngfossil

3 years ago#2
not really
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User Info: SinisterSlay

3 years ago#3
Hard drives can be too cold.
That's about it though.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

3 years ago#4
If your computer somehow ends up colder than the ambient air, yes. It will collect condensation, and moisture doesn't typically play well with electronics.

Since the only way to accomplish that is through phase cooling of some sort tho, chances are it should be no problem.

27C is roughly 80F, and I guarantee your temps will be higher than that if your ambient room temp ends up higher. And if the ambient room temp is colder, well, you won't have to worry about condensation in the computer anyway since it has to be *colder* than the surrounding air to cause a problem.
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User Info: Shub

3 years ago#5
Condensation is your enemy here, not the temperature. Extreme overclockers work with liquid nitrogen, sometimes even liquid helium, and the computer still works fine. As a general guideline, look up the standard operating temperature for your various components and go from there.
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User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

3 years ago#6
I've heard CPUs shut down at around -100 C from liquid nitrogen cooling
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