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Old 08-04-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: California
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Default How hot can it be to use a PC?

I have a PC I keep in my insulated garage in Florida. I do have an AC in there I use at peak heat times, but generally the PC is on and it can get up to 80-90.

It is a regular HP $600 desktop. Am I asking for trouble and killing the life on it?

Any cooling solutions for PC's aside the AC in the garage that I use here and there?


Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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80-90 ambient is nothing. Just make sure you blow out the dust periodically, especially on the CPU heatsink.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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I've used my laptop at 110 in Arizona for hours at a time. I wouldn't worry about 80-90. As EscapeCalifornia said, blow out the dust periodically and just make sure the air flows freely.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Most video cards tend to stop working around 110C (about 230F) and most processors like to stay under 55C (130F) but most can handle up to around 90C. Check your manufacturer for accurate temps. This is not advice to run your PC at 120+F.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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sweet. Thanks
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