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    Default How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    SO i turned on my laptop this morning and it was thirty degrees colder than at a normal startup. Its really cold outside. I mean i'm a Floridian and 38 degrees is freeezing for me. My laptop exp. base and laptop sit next to a window. So i'm wondering if having this really cold air from this poorly insulated window will affect it while off, idle or while under heavy workload?
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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    the colder the better

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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    that temp. is ok but try to make sure it doesnt go under 30 degrees

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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    yeah actually i prefer not to expose my computer components to any thing under freezing 0 C or 32 F
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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    remember that a LCD screen is a LIQUID crystal display. so they may have a lower freezing point than water but it would still freeze

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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    It's not the Semiconductors I wuld worry about, since their COLD break point is at about 65 K, but stuff like the LCD, battery and specially capacitors I don't know.

    Even then I think -10 C isn't that much of a burden

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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    I agree, the colder the better is good for the CPU but not for the LCD or battery. Freezing temps are not good for batteries and LCD won't fire up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanehi View Post
    I agree, the colder the better is good for the CPU but not for the LCD or battery. Freezing temps are not good for batteries and LCD won't fire up.
    quoted for truth

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    Default Re: How cold is too cold for a laptop?

    Quick tip from personal experience....
    A laptop in a car trunk for 4˝ hours in an exterior temperature of -35c...NOT good....

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