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How cold is too cold for a laptop?

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by mntrryrodriguez, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. mntrryrodriguez

    mntrryrodriguez Notebook Consultant

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    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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    the colder the better
     
  3. TomTom2007

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    Bender: It's so cold, my processor is running at peak efficiency.
    Leela: What are you, a whining machine?

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    It's not the cold weather you should be worrying about... but Condensation...especially when your laptop is nearby the window...
     
  4. sly

    sly m1530 owner!!!

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    that temp. is ok but try to make sure it doesnt go under 30 degrees
     
  5. v3loc1ty2.0

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    yeah actually i prefer not to expose my computer components to any thing under freezing 0 C or 32 F
     
  6. caveman

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    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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    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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    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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    quoted for truth
     
  10. kowell

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    Quick tip from personal experience....
    A laptop in a car trunk for 4½ hours in an exterior temperature of -35c...NOT good....

    Took 2 hours until I was able to boot it up with positive results... :D
     
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    That Canadian winter eh?

    Ive been okay with the Laptop inside a bag inside a parked car with -23 out.
     
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