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Experiment! Condensation question

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AudiMan

Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Location
Winnipeg
I am thinking about doing a little experiment tomorrow on my day off. Since I live in Canada, and it is cold out right now (-20 C) I am going to put my computer in the garage and see how much higher I can clock my xp-1700 agoga. Will I have condensation problems, and will I risk destroying yet another Athlon XP?

Thanks.

(The garage is only about -12 C according to the LED in my car, the windchill outside makes it colder.)
 

Diggrr

Underwater Senior Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
No, condensation shouldn't become a problem until you bring it back inside the house.

As it's running in the garage, it will have warm surfaces in a cold atmosphere, to get condensation requires the opposite...cold surfaces in a warm atmosphere.
When you bring it back inside, leave it open and unplugged overnite, maybe sitting in front of a heater vent to assist in drying it out. You'll even see the case fog over as you walk it in the door.

Have fun, and have patience!