Cold weather and computers
I know this has been spoke of here and there but I have never really seen a good solid solution to this issue or a good description of the issue.
Anyway here is my ordeal. I live in Erie, PA with our avg winter temp of 20°F. I have a 200gb 7200 rpm 3.5" drive running the pc and it does exactly this:
40+°F boots perfectly
15-40°F boots to BIOS or windows load screen then keeps rebooting about 1-7 times before 70% of the times getting to a completed booted windows and 30% of the time power supply stays on but never boots up just seems to give up on booting and powers down video but fans and usb continue running.
below 15°F Does not show BIOs drive makes quite a racket first time thought drive was totally dead but still worked fine once it warmed.
Anyway I know the hard drive has a spec of 41°F and I have noticed the motherboard also has a spec of 0° and am wondering if maybe the motherboard could even have a issue below 32°F. Because I notice most of the solutions seem to be flash drives with a spec of -40°C but now my main thought is if I got a 2gb flash drive and used that for windows would my hard drive even work once it was booted to paly my mp3s and run the gps and whatnot as well could the motherboard even continue to be a issue
Anywho just want to hear from all the peoepl who have a cold weather car pc, how it works, how they got around this issue.
Current Temp 16°F