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Windows 7: Is it good for a PC to be at 15C or lower?

02 Dec 2014   #1
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is it good for a PC to be at 15C or lower?

Currently my PC is at my grandma's place in a bedroom with a window with low thermal isolation quality (excuse my English, not my primary language) and in the room temperature during the night is less than 15C at winter. Can that damage the PC? The GPU after recovering from "Sleep Mode" is 15C and the CPU thermal sensor can't measure below 38C. After 2 hours of playing Battefield 3 nothing actually heats up (except the CPU that doesn't go over 50C), the GPU heats up to 30C and not more. The PSU is ejecting cold air. Any ideas?
How about condensation? Can that happen?
Thanks



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02 Dec 2014   #2
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

BTW when playing Battefield 3 both CPU and GPU are at 100% load.
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02 Dec 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Those ambient temps should not hurt you computer. (15C/59F) I would just make sure that the case has proper air flow.
I have never had a condensation problem at those temps.
Their are formula for figuring out when condensations happens under certain conditions but they are way over my head.

Just run your computer and do a visual and see if their is any condensation.
I don't believe you will find any.

Just off chance you do find condensation just shut your computer down and remove the power. Then put a big fan blowing into the side of the computer over night.

I run my systems in a computer room in the winter at ambient of 66F/19C to 70F/21C.
Humidity around 35 to 50 % without any problems.
The temp of the room goes up and down a little according to what I have running and how long. The humidity goes up and down according to the weather.
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02 Dec 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Nominal room temperature is best but lower temperatures are preferable to higher. Condensation isn't normally a problem unless humidity is very high or temperatures are close to freezing or below.
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03 Dec 2014   #5
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, thanks then. I think it ispretty high humidity in the room becuase the air is "heavy" and it is raining all the time in my city, especially in my village.
What could be the consequences of condensation?
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03 Dec 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I believe you are worrying to much.
Computers are used all over the globe with all kinds of weather conditions.
Just use your computer and to feel better just keep a watch for moisture.

Quote:
What could be the consequences of condensation?
Condensation is water. The computer is electronic. I think the answer is obvious.
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05 Dec 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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