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Old 06-06-2002, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Humidity and computers?

Does humidity effect computers in anyway? I live in the Northeast and whenever it gets real humid (probably 70-90%) my computer will crash a lot. The temperature is fine, though. Usually hovers around 50C (CPU) and 40C (system) when its hot and humid under normal workload. Any ideas?
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Old 06-06-2002, 07:09 PM   #2
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40C system is a bit high, and what CPU is this 50C temp from?
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Old 06-06-2002, 07:39 PM   #3
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Running Tbird 1.2ghz, Abit KT7a-RAID (if that matters). Running 30C (system)/38C (Cpu) right now.
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oniq, I feel your pain as I too live in the NE and just know that this summer is going to cause me all kinds of headaches unless I pick up somemore case fans and the like
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Old 06-07-2002, 04:58 PM   #5
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If you can spend some money on exhaust fans for your case, that would be good.
Installing two exhaust fans in my case reduced my case ambient temp by 14C.
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Old 06-07-2002, 06:22 PM   #6
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high humidity can destroy your HD... my old 4GB maxtor bit the dust due to good ol' DC area humidity...
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Old 06-08-2002, 04:04 PM   #7
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Is there any way to rid the humidity in a computer? Dehumidifier or something? Not sure how that works.. Or just not run it in the high humidity? That would suck next week looks to be killer .
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Old 06-08-2002, 04:18 PM   #8
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You can run a de=humidifier in the room the computer is in, kind of expensive tho Air conditioning of course is another option/ more $$ for that, or..... You could use More exhaust fans than input...... That helps some.
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I have one input and 3 exhaust plus the power supply's fan. Should I have more?
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Nope, sounds like you have it setup the best your gonna get.
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I'm wondering if it could be something to do with the hard drives? Maybe install some hard drive fans? As lnguyen mentioned that the humidity killed his hard drive maybe that is why I'm having these problems?
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Old 06-09-2002, 06:20 PM   #12
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ya, if the room temperature is high, they computer temperature most likley will aslo get high
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