Its similarly cold here (Chicago, IL, USA), and I haven't blown anything up in the winter, but I did have problems with motherboards and the cold refusing to boot (as I've posted a number of times).Originally posted by Peetu
Hi mrzigzag, I live in Finland and we have at least 6 weeks of year temperature under -25C and 10 weeks under -5C so i really do know what you mean!
-5 is ok with 10 minutes driving before booting, -10 goes unless it isn´t over a week continuously. The problem in long term frost is that car doesn´t warm up unless you first drive at least an hour and even then the humidity inside the car can be hideous. The MB and CPU survives even -35C but the memory dimms will initially blow up. Also you will wreck your hdd if starting cold under -15C (liquid bearings). So i suggest that in cold weathers (the weathers that we call cold... ) it is better if you didnt´t start the PC at all (last winter i broke 4 dimms of RAM and 3 HDD´s).
greetings from neighboring country,