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    hello all was thinking of cooling my new computer by throwing it in to my small frezzer

    but then was thinking of the moisture that would build up

    well then i had a idea what if i sealed the whole inside of the computer (MN cpu vidcard sound card everything electrical) with sillicone to stop the condinsation



    but i have a few questions what is the coldest the cpu should get and would it be posible to do this and has anyone seen anything about some thing like this?
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    Dude:eek:
    Your in Minnesota, just open a window

    Sounds like you must have serious problems with your rig, what's up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaPaPuffALot
    hello all was thinking of cooling my new computer by throwing it in to my small frezzer

    but then was thinking of the moisture that would build up

    well then i had a idea what if i sealed the whole inside of the computer (MN cpu vidcard sound card everything electrical) with sillicone to stop the condinsation



    but i have a few questions what is the coldest the cpu should get and would it be posible to do this and has anyone seen anything about some thing like this?
    you would need dry air inside of the PC case as well or condensation/frost would form inside your case as the temps dropped.

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    I saw an article a long time ago on www.fast-mhz.com talking abour that they made it work. I think I may have printed it lemme see if I can find it.

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    LOL!!

    Do you guys understand anything about condensation?

    Think about this.... What does water condense on??? Answer: Things COLDER than the surroundings... So if a computer was to be placed inside a freezer WHERE would the water condense?? Thats right, the inside edges of the freezer. NOT the computer.

    OF course that is ASSUMING that the computer is on as you put it in the freezer, to let the fans adequatly circulate the air through itself (letting the moisture out to condense on the sides of the freezer). If it was NOT turned on, then the SLIGHT amount of moisture in the air IN the case would condense on the INSIDE edges OF the CASE because the freezer would cool the sides of the case down First.

    Simple solution to THAT is to have the sides of your case off. I guarantee NO CONDENSING would take place on ANY of the components of your computer. WHY WOULD IT? Compared to the sides of the freezer, the computer is HOT, and what do hot things do... NOT condense water.

    The only problem you might run into is some of your computer components not being used to the temp. Your processor will be fine, haven't you seen those crazy OC'ers who double thier clock speed with liquid Nitrogen??

    If your hard drives and other components can handle the low temperature, you'll be fine. And I really think everything will work fine at low temps)

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    If you take your sides off the computer, start up your computer, and open your CD drives....close the freezer and let the system sit for a half hour, I GUARRANTEE that you will not see any condensation problems. After the half hour, you can put the sides back on, close the drives and use the computer normally.

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    what you're saying is correct - provided that you never turn your PC off
    then frost would form on the components just like everything else in the freezer - and when you turn it back on - nice wet computer.

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    well first off the frezer does not have any ice in it at all and has been running for months no frost at all


    second of all the computer would be on all the time like it is now


    and with silliconing everything even if there saw alittle bit of condation it would not effect it realy??


    the only thing that i think i would have to worry about it the power suply cant get in there and sillicone that


    everything else i could do right?

    like the HD i could seal that whole thing right and not worry??

    i know i could do all the other componets with out a problem

    the michine would probly not have a cd or floppy drive less opening and closing of the frezzer

    means less condation right?


    also were can i find the temp specs of these componets?

    should it say it on the box?

    or some thing??


    and does anyone know were i caould pick up a desent temp sencer?
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    well if i was to turn it off i would probly take it out of the frezzer right??? then when i turned it back on i would repeat the prosses spoke above?
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    I disagree RDR....

    We are assuming you aren't using the freezer for Food. That means that no additional foreign objects enter the freezer and are allowed to sit and cool (evaporate liquid) which is the cause of your sentance "frost would form on the components just like everything else in the freezer"

    Think about this RDR... What happens to the humity during winter up by you in Canada...? Even if its 100% humidity on a cold day, there still is almost NO WATER in the air (comparted to a humid summer day) Do you see what I'm saying? If on a 100% humidity summer day there is a gallon of water in X amount of volume of air, in that same volume of air on a cold day when it is determined to be 100% humidity, there may only be a DROP in that amount of air.

    What this means is that inside a freezer, if everything is cold (below freezing or close to...) there is almost NO water dissolved into the air. Extremely small amount. so little in fact that you could not see visible condensation on ANYTHING you put in it.

    "But then why is there frost build up on my 8 month old Frozen pizza"

    Thats caused by warm moist things (or air) being added to the freezer, which puts moisture into the air of the freezer which then looks for something cold to freeze to, and look a cold pizza right there to freeze onto... Voila.

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    So in conclusion if you do as I instructed in my first post, and don't have anything else in the freezer, you have Nothing to worry about, no condensation will occur on any part of your computer.

    AND even if you do want to keep other stuff in your freezer (while its turned off) you CAN safely do so as long as you have the sides on your computer... Since the fans inside your computer are OFF when your computer is OFF, no circulation takes place which doesn't let any airborn moisture from getting inside your computer, which of course means it can't condense on your components.

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    Of course, removing your computer from a freezer, straight into a room temerature room WOULD cause condensation to happen. Which means you would just have to let it sit unplugged for a better part of a day to be safe until any condesation evaporates on its own.

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