Attn Cave Dwellers:

RichPLS

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Does anyone that keeps their PC in a drafty place, notice a reduction in CPU temps during the winter?

I know it got chilly last night with the window open, and CPU was running cooler.

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ChipDeath

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Doesn't have to be draughty at all. If the ambient temp. is lower, then so will the PC temp be.

It's a completely linear relationship: My Case temp is generally a few degrees above the ambient temp, and my CPU temp is basically always ~20C above that. (under F@H load all the time, pretty much)

That's why my CPU is running more overclocked now it's winter, as I'm happier with the temps.

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RichPLS

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Wow, so you can oc significantly further during the cooler months?


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ChipDeath

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Not really, but I don't like the temps I get - If my case temp hits 40C when I'm at max OC (~2.25Ghz), then I end up with a CPU temp in excess of 60C, and that's a number I don't like much :eek:

At current settings (11x200 = 2200Mhz), it's around 47-50C under load, with a case temp ~28C - 30C

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mozzartusm

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I would think that the actual draft itslef would help. In fact, after reading your question I put my computer up on the table and checked the temps. They were much higher. My apartment has a nice draft the comes right through my computer. Now that the Temp has dropped over the last couple of weeks it has made a big difference. If you dont beleive me, just ask my minature Schnazuer. Ozzy is his name by the way. The draft can and does make a difference. Warm air rises, so a draft especially in line with the computer can be signigicant.
 

ChipDeath

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2 intake and 3 exhaust fans provide all the draught I need :smile:

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