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Can vibration hurt PC components?

Mechanical stresses from vibration can hurt any heavy attached components like graphics cards or small things like solder joints on the motherboard. If you move anything enough it will break down. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know that hard drives can die due to vibration but what about normal PC components? Like CPU, GPU, RAM, PSU

 

I ask because I want to stack a water chiller on top of a PC case, but I dont want it to hurt the parts with vibration

 

 

ty for ur input


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I'd be more concerned at the risk of damp or even outright water spills from doing that.

There's also the EMI both from it being close to the PC and plugged into a nearby socket.  Ideally you don't want any sort of  load that's likely to cause surges plugged in near your PC.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

I'd be more concerned at the risk of damp or even outright water spills from doing that.

There's also the EMI both from it being close to the PC and plugged into a nearby socket.  Ideally you don't want any sort of  load that's likely to cause surges plugged in near your PC.

whats EMI, I googled it but it brought up a band


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Mechanical stresses from vibration can hurt any heavy attached components like graphics cards or small things like solder joints on the motherboard. If you move anything enough it will break down. 

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