cold weather for a day.

December 31, 2010 at 08:44:42
Specs: Windows 7, 2.6 dual core/4gig
So tonight my whole house will be placed to a freezing temperature to try and get rid of some stupid bugs we have. im wondering if it would be damaging to my computer if i were to leave it here for the night and im planning on leaving my computer off. Its going to be in the single digits tonight. will this cause any unexpected problems?

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December 31, 2010 at 09:00:06
If it's cold and dry, should be no problems. But cold and wet may be due to condensation. Make sure to allow the house (and computer) to warm up completely before turning it back on. Were it me, I'd take the case (tower/desktop) out of the cold environment just to be sure...

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December 31, 2010 at 09:16:34
One thing you should know about hard drives. Most drives are not sealed but are open to filtered air. Water vapor in the air will condense at colder temperatures. If the drive were to be turned on in this state the data platters would be seriously damaged. To avoid this you must wait for the drive to warm internally, and depending on the temperature this could mean many hours. Case temperature means nothing.

How cold is it going to be? Single digits means nothing without knowing the scale.

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December 31, 2010 at 10:57:28
In addition to the above, LCD displays must be at room temperature before turning on.

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