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In a computer enviroment ,what should the ambient temprature be?

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by Ann777 In reply to ambient temprature

This is a rather general question. I'd suggest that room temperature should not be greater than 75 degrees Fahrenheit (maybe 60 - 75 degrees for a computer room). But, obviously, if air circulation is good, the computer will continue to operate in higher room termeratures.

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by TheChas In reply to ambient temprature

While it depends on airflow, and how well cooled the computers are, for the average PC, you will start to see errors and component failure when the ambient temperature exceeds 85 degrees F.

With very good case cooling, (including drive coolers) you may be able to operate up to 100 degrees F ambient.

The thing to watch at higher temperature is CPU, motherboard, and hard drive temperatures.

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by galamb In reply to ambient temprature

I tend to agree with the above answers: up to 75 degrees with minimal ventilation and up to 100 with increased ventilation. Keep in mind that ventilation is not just contingent upon your system and cpu fan but also air movement in the area around the computer. Installing a fan near the computer will move more air and aid in cooling. Humidity is also a huge factor as moist air holds more heat. In high humidity areas use air conditioning. If A/C is not a viable option install at least a dehumidfier and increase air flow as much as possible around the computer. In some enviroments such as a service shop where A/C and dehumidification is not an option, incresing the airflow is usually the only option. The exception to this being spot cooling which is an A/C unit designed to **** cool air around equipment.

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by montyb In reply to ambient temprature

Ambient temp for most computer rooms is 72-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Many systems will operate at higher temperatures, but that is the optimum temp. With the newer AMD 1.8G+ systems coming online, a cooler ambient temperature will help keep the processors & DDRAM cooler for longer life.

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by harold.smit In reply to ambient temprature

Hi, the thing is that your computer will work better the colder it is.
The colder the better the performance.
And cold means 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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