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Cold weather and computers

October 20, 2007 at 08:27:33
Specs: vista, intel / ram

I would like to run a pc out in my garage that is going to be on fulltime and in the garage during MI winters.

Do you think it will be ok ....


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#1
October 20, 2007 at 08:34:02

I think you will have problems both with startup in cold weather and also with condensation after shutdown. LCD display may cause additional issues.

Out of curiousity, why do you want to do this?
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Critters like mice could be a problem too.


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#2
October 20, 2007 at 13:47:58

The original pc's sat in a special chamber for 24 hours. Each few hours the chamber would go from hot to cold. No home pc computer today is tested that way I can assure you.
Since it was never tested you would provide that test. I would assume that if it was powered on and in a structure it would be ok. It may cause some issues if turned off, the hard drive would be the most crucial part. Hey, we ain't talking the south pole here. It's Michigan, you'd have to worry it would get stolen before it stopped working. hehe

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you peanut.


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#3
October 20, 2007 at 14:05:54

Hopefully this pc will never shut off.. It will stay running as long as my house has power. The pc will not have a screen...It will be accessed via remote desktop...

The reason why...I'd like to clear out the bedroom I'm using to store all my pc's and put them in the ceiling of the garage so that I can free up space..They basically sit and convert video all day, others strore things and others serve up things to the internet......just lots of crap i can move out of my house where space is harder to come by...


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#4
October 20, 2007 at 14:19:14

I live in Michigan. We get down below zero degrees farieneit.

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