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Windows 7: How hot is too hot for ambient temperature in a room with a computer

31 Jul 2015   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
How hot is too hot for ambient temperature in a room with a computer

It is now getting pretty hot here in Korea so my room is getting warm too. How hot is too hot for the ambient temperature? Does it not matter as long as my computer isn't overheating? Is it the same for both laptops and desktops? I use my ultra thin laptop (like a ultrabook) to play Minecraft sometimes and it does get pretty warm to the touch on the keyboard in the summer when playing, but does that mean it's overheating?


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31 Jul 2015   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
It is now getting pretty hot here in Korea so my room is getting warm too. How hot is too hot for the ambient temperature? Does it not matter as long as my computer isn't overheating? Is it the same for both laptops and desktops? I use my ultra thin laptop (like a ultrabook) to play Minecraft sometimes and it does get pretty warm to the touch on the keyboard in the summer when playing, but does that mean it's overheating?
I'll say something like 33c/92f start to raise the temps when in game or using hungry memory softwares. Better change the thermal paste on Desktop just before the hot days of summer. One can put a room fan too.

Also could be a good idea for a Laptop to have one of those cooler to put underneath.
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31 Jul 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Your worry wart is showing.

Ambient temps are irrelevant per se. They are important only to the extent they affect component temps.

There is roughly a 1 to 1 correlation----your CPU temp at ambient X will be somewhere near X plus 10 if the ambient temp rises by 10.

I operate constantly at 27 C ambient, with CPU idle temps in the mid 30s and severe load temps in the upper 60s. So, I could easily survive 37 ambient, but that never occurs.

Pay attention to temps and fans speeds as reported by HWInfo or a similar app. Idle temps mean very little. Pay most attention to temps when the PC is doing something strenuous.
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31 Jul 2015   #4
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Most hardware i deal with is specified for up to 40 celsius ambient.
If the heat sinks in a desktop become too hot to touch then you should react.
gpus, cpus can handle 80, harddrives 60. i'd try to avoid that though.
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01 Aug 2015   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by countzero View Post
Most hardware i deal with is specified for up to 40 celsius ambient.
If the heat sinks in a desktop become too hot to touch then you should react.
gpus, cpus can handle 80, harddrives 60. i'd try to avoid that though.
Well, thankfully, it always stays below 40.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Your worry wart is showing.

Ambient temps are irrelevant per se. They are important only to the extent they affect component temps.

There is roughly a 1 to 1 correlation----your CPU temp at ambient X will be somewhere near X plus 10 if the ambient temp rises by 10.

I operate constantly at 27 C ambient, with CPU idle temps in the mid 30s and severe load temps in the upper 60s. So, I could easily survive 37 ambient, but that never occurs.

Pay attention to temps and fans speeds as reported by HWInfo or a similar app. Idle temps mean very little. Pay most attention to temps when the PC is doing something strenuous.
Well ambient temperature stays near 29 C so I guess I'm safe?
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
It is now getting pretty hot here in Korea so my room is getting warm too. How hot is too hot for the ambient temperature? Does it not matter as long as my computer isn't overheating? Is it the same for both laptops and desktops? I use my ultra thin laptop (like a ultrabook) to play Minecraft sometimes and it does get pretty warm to the touch on the keyboard in the summer when playing, but does that mean it's overheating?
I'll say something like 33c/92f start to raise the temps when in game or using hungry memory softwares. Better change the thermal paste on Desktop just before the hot days of summer. One can put a room fan too.

Also could be a good idea for a Laptop to have one of those cooler to put underneath.
Yes, I do use a room fan when I'm in the room.
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01 Aug 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Does it not matter as long as my computer isn't overheating?
No.
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