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Old November 26, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Careful,no thermal shock,wait a bit
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Old November 26, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Even when running you will need to be careful. Too low on the Mercury and you will have it happen in progress as you run.
I am sorry I read this thread and this caught my eye. Running a computer in the cold will not cause condensation to form. It as others have mentioned when one brings the cold PC back into a warm environment that one should be concerned. It is then that the cold PC cools the warmer air to its dewpoint that condensation occurs.

My analogy will be eyeglasses for people in winter. They leave the warm house and go into the cold. Nothing happens aside from the warm glasses cooling. However, when a person with cold glasses enters a warm environment they "fog up". The cold glass cool the warm the air to dewpoint and condensation occurs.

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Old November 26, 2012, 10:31 AM
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That reminds me, I should get outside and wash/wax the car for the winter.
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Old November 26, 2012, 11:34 AM
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At that temperature, watch out for condensation when you bring it back to room temp.
Actually it is really dry here in Thunder Bay. At this time of year you don't get condensation. I pulled an ice pack out of the freezer and iced my shoulder for 30 minutes and there wasn't a drop on it.
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I am sorry I read this thread and this caught my eye. Running a computer in the cold will not cause condensation to form. It as others have mentioned when one brings the cold PC back into a warm environment that one should be concerned. It is then that the cold PC cools the warmer air to its dewpoint that condensation occurs.

My analogy will be eyeglasses for people in winter. They leave the warm house and go into the cold. Nothing happens aside from the warm glasses cooling. However, when a person with cold glasses enters a warm environment they "fog up". The cold glass cool the warm the air to dewpoint and condensation occurs.
Maybe I am missing something then, I need to do a little more research because I know you get it even on exhuast for example which is hot comming into direct contact with cold air forms water droplets as your car sits there and idles from the moisture in the air. Or, you take a hot object from microwave and put it outside you get instant condensation.

As well, I know when doing DICE Runs you insulate the board because the differential of hot and cold causes condensation.

I could very well be wrong, so I will research the science behind it when I get home to see if it coninsides with my memory. It isn't so much a matter of warm to cold, as how great the difference is inbetween.

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Thanks for input guys I'll be sure to be careful as its not a cheap machine!
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