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Bearclaw
09-05-06, 09:37 PM
So I got bored and thought of doing this a few weeks back. I wanted a better cooling solution for my PC while in college here so I just put my whole tower on top of the A/C. I finally did it and my temps have dropped massively. Right now the temps are idling at 25C but if I leave the air conditioner on overnight the temps will drop into the high teens. The lowest i have seen is 19C on CPU, MOBO, and both hard drives. Pictures are below.

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/322/pict0070ud2.th.jpg (http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0070ud2.jpg)

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rage10
09-05-06, 09:48 PM
not bad I must try that some time and dang did I get a good laugh over it(nana2) :D
and how much can you OC with these temps?

EDIY:I just saw the pics and I had thawt that you had put it next to a window AC.
I'l try that with the side off when my new rig is complete

crainger
09-05-06, 09:52 PM
I would be worried about moisture forming inside the case... Then again if you have being running it overnight without problems it looks like its gonna work ok.

Bearclaw
09-05-06, 10:02 PM
I would be worried about moisture forming inside the case... Then again if you have being running it overnight without problems it looks like its gonna work ok.
I never even considered moisture...damn. I'm kind of freakin out now because I don't always have the A/C on. This is a serious problem. I guess my idea wasn't so good after all.

Bearclaw
09-05-06, 10:03 PM
not bad I must try that some time and dang did I get a good laugh over it(nana2) :D
and how much can you OC with these temps?

EDIY:I just saw the pics and I had thawt that you had put it next to a window AC.
I'l try that with the side off when my new rig is complete
I haven't tried o'cing anything yet. I will try soon and see what I can do. I got up to 2.6 without this type of cooling so I guess maybe 2.7 or 2.8 but I doubt it. If anything it will make 2.6 more safe! :D

Roadhog
09-05-06, 11:15 PM
I haven't tried o'cing anything yet. I will try soon and see what I can do. I got up to 2.6 without this type of cooling so I guess maybe 2.7 or 2.8 but I doubt it. If anything it will make 2.6 more safe! :D

as far as i know most air conditioners remove the moisutre.

crainger
09-05-06, 11:32 PM
as far as i know most air conditioners remove the moisutre.

Depends on the Air Conditioner. Some will have a dry setting that does remove moisture.

Bearclaw
09-06-06, 12:15 AM
Depends on the Air Conditioner. Some will have a dry setting that does remove moisture.

I doubt college dorms have nie ones like that. Although the other week I was trying this same thign and I was turning it on and off constantly and my system was fine. Who know's.

I just like it because lower temps always help the PC. Is there any case in which any of the components could get too cold and not work properly? I know not with this set-up but has anyone heard of this kind of thing happening before?

Stoneyguy
09-06-06, 06:01 AM
sure, any mechanical part can be adversely effected by extreme cold. Your non moving parts like circuit boards and chips can handle extreme cold just fine though.

Bearclaw
09-06-06, 10:00 AM
sure, any mechanical part can be adversely effected by extreme cold. Your non moving parts like circuit boards and chips can handle extreme cold just fine though.
Good to know, thanks for that answer. I have another quesion though.

I guess Jakup would know this. What is the GPU Diode? It says on here (the picture included below) that the monitoring for the GPU is is a nvidia driver + Thermal Diode. Then is says below it that the GPU Diode is 700C!!!!!! Is this anything I should be concerned about. Being a noob (look up in Bearclaw in urbandictionary.com, thanks to gaamerguyX, haha), I probably ****ed something up didnt I? Thanks for all your help guys. (Someone point Jakup here to read this..I am curious to see what he says)

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6173/giodeta5.th.jpg (http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=giodeta5.jpg)

CaptNKILL
09-06-06, 11:39 AM
Its probably misreading the temp for the GPU because it cant read it. Lots of programs report weird temps like those when they arent configured properly for a given thermal sensor. If you had something in your case that was 700C, you'd know it. Itd probably melt everything in your case and then procede to burn through your floor and cause a fire. :p

Bearclaw
09-06-06, 12:07 PM
Its probably misreading the temp for the GPU because it cant read it. Lots of programs report weird temps like those when they arent configured properly for a given thermal sensor. If you had something in your case that was 700C, you'd know it. Itd probably melt everything in your case and then procede to burn through your floor and cause a fire. :p
Ya I figured it was wrong because 700C..geez. The room would explode. Thanks CaptNKILL.

ViN86
09-06-06, 12:50 PM
Depends on the Air Conditioner. Some will have a dry setting that does remove moisture.
any AC will remove moisture to a certain extent on its own. the problem is not moisture being spit out by the AC itself. the problem is moisture already in the air condensing on the cold parts of the case.

when you compress and/or cool air, moisture condenses on its own. id explain it with a lot of scientific crap and equilibrium, but thatd be a waste of all of our time :D

Bearclaw
09-06-06, 02:44 PM
any AC will remove moisture to a certain extent on its own. the problem is not moisture being spit out by the AC itself. the problem is moisture already in the air condensing on the cold parts of the case.

when you compress and/or cool air, moisture condenses on its own. id explain it with a lot of scientific crap and equilibrium, but thatd be a waste of all of our time :D

Alright, so what possible damage could arise from this. I mean, to a certain extent, my individual parts (mobo, etc) could just get fried from the moisture, correct?

crainger
09-06-06, 08:12 PM
any AC will remove moisture to a certain extent on its own. the problem is not moisture being spit out by the AC itself. the problem is moisture already in the air condensing on the cold parts of the case.

when you compress and/or cool air, moisture condenses on its own. id explain it with a lot of scientific crap and equilibrium, but thatd be a waste of all of our time :D

I knew that... I was just testing you all. ViN86: You passed.