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    Temperature Limits

    Hey guys... I Have My PC Installed, and I Have A Temperature Sensor Mounted Back There Beside The Harddrive (Hottest Part Of My PC) What Is The Hottest A MOBO And CPU, AC-DC PSU, And Harrdrive Should Ever Get Before They Should Be Shut Down
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    Quote Originally Posted by djXternal
    Hey guys... I Have My PC Installed, and I Have A Temperature Sensor Mounted Back There Beside The Harddrive (Hottest Part Of My PC) What Is The Hottest A MOBO And CPU, AC-DC PSU, And Harrdrive Should Ever Get Before They Should Be Shut Down
    I don't know, but I think most MB's allready have an "overheat shutdown device" built on it. There's also software you can get to display the temp on your monitor. Do a google search on this.
    I'd really like to know (with winter coming), is it safe to start a pc at 20 degrees? It would probably start fine, but would this be damaging doing this repeatedly?
    Sorry that didn't answer the question, but it's something. Better than all the other answers you got
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    alright i will look around google trying to find these limits if i can, i was just worried because my sensor showed 102.7 degrees neard my HDD the other day and it got me wondering how hot it can be safely
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    Post back if you find anything on that, would ya'?
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    yea i will... do u happen to kno how i can find out what kind of mobo i have in my pc... i didnt buy one sepcial just stole a friends old one
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    Look up the spec sheets for your brand/model hard drive, it will list temperature limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djXternal
    yea i will... do u happen to kno how i can find out what kind of mobo i have in my pc... i didnt buy one sepcial just stole a friends old one
    Is he still your friend?

    No, I wouldn't know. Try find some numbers/letters on the MB and do a
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    hey well i found out my western digital 30GB 5400 RPM HDD can handle operating temps of up to 131 degrees and as low as 41 degrees... so most of them should be around there... but just do a google on specs for the HDD you have
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    Temerature limits depend on the cpu. There are differences between the same brand (ie... AMD 1.4 ghz and an AMD XP2000) My XP2000 is OK over 154 degrees F according to one oof the spec sheets on the AMD site. P4's tend to run a little cooler. In the summer after sitting in the sun all day, the hottest my system ever got was 151 deg F. As soon as the fans kicked on and it started circulating air, it droped down in the 130 deg range. Now that the weather is getting cooler, system runs approx 107deg F on the cpu and 95 in the case. Too cold shouldn't be a problem with the electronics. People are using liquid nitrogene to cool thier systems for overclocking (Extreme) and some are even putting the entire mobo/cpu in a freezer. No ill affects as long as you can contain the condensation. If you have one of the hard drives that is luricated, some people have had problems with the spinning up correctly until they warm up. Search this site for stuff about hard drives and cold weather, and you will find all kind of info.

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