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Thread: Does cold affect boot time?

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    Constant Bitrate Magnezium's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster O Death
    I like the idea of a peltier cooler, but a good setup might be too expensive.
    I've haven't had enough good experiences with the peltier plates, but I've only used 4 or 5 different ones. I know that some of my overclocker friends that are VERY into cooling rely almost 90% on them with their non-water-cooled PCs. To me, that's a waste of money, but like I said, I don't like them very much. However, I think that they are the most ideal why to go for a car unit since they are very quiet.

    Mixed thoughts on that.

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    Quiet doesn't matter, since mines going into the front trunk which is insulated from the cabin. I bought two ridiculous 120 cfm fans to keep the sucker cool in summer that are louder than hell.

    You can buy a basic peltier core for $20...perhaps I could just do that and mount a switch in the cabin to turn it on/off depending on the bootability of the carputer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    OH MY GOD!! :O You people!!! Jesus Christ on a STICK!!! Why are you arguing about that?!?!? How many of you have cars that get below 10 degrees in the cab? If you do, perhaps you should look for an alternate storage, LIKE FLASH DRIVES!!! Those of you who have cabs that get above 130 degrees, perhaps of you should MOVE!!! Here is a good alternative, move to Cali... Beautiful sunny California, where you don't have to worry about temperature like that!

    Just my two cents.
    I'm from Cali and so I would love to move back, but the fact of the matter is that where I'm from (Sonoma County) is expensive as hell to live, and the Air Force would probably get a little upset if I just decided to move without telling them. LoL

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    Beautiful sunny California, where you don't have to worry about temperature like that!
    Let's see. I was born and raised in SoCal, but moved to New England 16 years ago.

    I worked on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena and there were days you couldn't see the mountains through the brown haze. Swimming 30 laps made you feel as though you had just smoked 3 packs of unfiltered Camels - all simultaneously. 2 hours to drive 12.5 miles into downtown LA. A family takes the wrong turn on the wrong street and gets blasted to kingdom come by some cholos. $350K for a two-bedroom fixer-upper in Whittier (Whittier for chrissakes!).

    Thanks. I'll take a few 10F days and so reduce the surplus California popluation.
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    I don't know many computers that would appreciate being started at -40C. And I'd rather have a thermostat controlled heater that could come on while I start my car. When its that freakin cold out my heater doesn't start blowing warm air until I'm almost at work, and for me I'd rather be listening to music than waiting for my cab heat to slowly warm up my carputer.

    Yes I agree mounting a ceramic heater that gets very hot inside a computer is a very stupid idea, but I hope most of you could use your imaginations to figure out somewhere else to mount it. The ducting is a good idea.

    -40c = -40f

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODYSSEY
    Unless your hard drive has fluid bearings, then the computer should not have problems. Processors love cold, memory loves cold. LCD screens hate cold.
    There are enough threads in this forum about cold weather problems to conclude that people do indeed have problems in cold weather with more than just LCD screens.

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