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    Question winter temperatures and PC harware - who has experience ??

    Hi - like its becoming winter here in eastern Germany - actually we have about -2 degrees Celsius(don't know how much farenheit this is ) And I'm caring about my hardware - Can I run my pc at these temp's ? what about condesation? - HDD and low temps = work or dammage ?

    Will I beter take out my equippment by knowing that the temp's would be around -5 to -15 deg C here?

    Many thanks for any suggestions ...


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    Hey Felix,

    Good question, I can speak to part of this, I have had the same Maxtor 8.4 gig drive in my truck for 3 years. I live in Denver Colorado, the temp swings can be sunny and warm in the day to below freezing at night.

    I have had no trouble at all. The player is a comercial unit mounted in a compartment underneath the jump seats in my toyota truck. No padding or insulation was used, infact It is not "mounted" just placed in the compartment.

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    My setup is in a soft top wrangler, it gets damn cold until I turn the heater on. I have zero problems in the frigid sub zero state of Minnesota.

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    Has anyone had problems with lcd screens in the cold?

    the screen on the stock deck thats in my car right now is all messed up (it cant be read) from being frozen (i think). Ive seen the same deck in another car, and it was messed up the same way too, so its more likely a design problem with the screen though.
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    my serial 16x2 has that prob, once it gets warm it's all good

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    Re: winter temperatures and PC harware - who has experience ??

    Originally posted by felix99
    Hi - like its becoming winter here in eastern Germany - actually we have about -2 degrees Celsius(don't know how much farenheit this is ) ...

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    hmm i stuck my creative credit card remote in dry ice at work wich is -109 hehe and it still works
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    for future reference:

    C = 5(F-32)/9
    F = 9C/5 + 32

    32F = 0C = freezing
    212F = 100C = boiling

    68F = 20C = room temperature
    98.6F = 37C = normal body temperature
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    No problem here in Minnesota - 4 years running! (Same area as Freestyler)
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    Well I've known serious overclockers who run their computers at -20 Celcius permanently!

    but not the screen so maybe it effects screens im not sure....

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