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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    ok i have this problem as well i fall asleep with the computer running just fine and i wake up to a blue screen and on days this happens i had left the window open and the fan running getting the room well below 40 deg F
    i try running a hairdryer at the com works to get it running again outherwise i get reboots nonstop or blue screens if it even boots up at all . and i have upgraded everything but the mother board and the original hd and i keep getting this so not the power supply new one there as well

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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    It's hard to imagine that's too cold, keeping in mind that people go to great lengths to cool thier computers. Of course if it went below freezing strange things might happen.
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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    It would be helpful if you posted the STOP error you get. That will tell us what the problem likely is.

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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    Kinda blows all to blazes the idea of keeping the old Cray in liquid nitrogen then..right?

    Closer to absolute zero, things get better.

    You may have a thermal problem with shrinkage in a solder joint...maybe.


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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    Quote Originally Posted by damionknt View Post
    ok i have this problem as well i fall asleep with the computer running just fine and i wake up to a blue screen and on days this happens i had left the window open and the fan running getting the room well below 40 deg F
    i try running a hairdryer at the com works to get it running again outherwise i get reboots nonstop or blue screens if it even boots up at all . and i have upgraded everything but the mother board and the original hd and i keep getting this so not the power supply new one there as well
    What backwards country are you in that still uses that temperature scale?
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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    Hmmm kinda sounds the case like my old computer. HDD was cool at 5 degrees in the morning and would nearly always give me a BSOD too.
    Meh....

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    It's entirely possible for a computer to be too cold, and cause problems like bad solder joint moving etc, or any other metal contracting and making bad contact

    No doubt the cold just shows up a fault that's probably already there but not apparent at normal temperatures
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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    I would say they are from the US of A.
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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    mine did something similar at low temps upon first boot. would cycle through to posting and reboot until it got above 20c then ran fine. checked over the board and seemed all right. moisture build up could also be the issue. although since it was already on that is probably unlikely.

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    Default Re: Too cold for a computer???

    Certain Athlon64's had a cold boot bug which stopped them from booting when they were really really cold (e.g -40) which was a problem for the die hard overclockers who were using dry ice or phase change. Doubt the same problem would stop a booted PC from working though.

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