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Posted · Original PosterOP

You read a lot about overheating CPUs etc but not much about it running ridiculously cold. ATM my cpu is anywhere from 1° to 20° with lightish use. Can it get to cold where it wont run?

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Yes, I think the crucial point is around 2-4 Kelvins.


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There is a point. I believe that temperature is around -195 degrees so you should be fine.


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yeah, there's a temperature at which it locks up, I believe it is somewhere around -100°C, I'd have to check the exact numbers though.

 

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yeah, there's a temperature at which it locks up, I believe it is somewhere around -100°C, I'd have to check the exact numbers though.

 

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Depends on the core, architecture, material used, and the silicon lottery

 

It's known as the cold bug and at that point the core won't work. However, if you're at the point where that matters, you're not concerned with the day to day running of the core, just getting that CPU-Z validation screenshot


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Depends on the core, architecture, material used, and the silicon lottery

 

It's known as the cold bug and at that point the core won't work. However, if you're at the point where that matters, you're not concerned with the day to day running of the core, just getting that CPU-Z validation screenshot

I guess we can all agree that 0K is probably the temperature at which everything stops working, no matter what type of hardware you have :D


      

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I guess we can all agree that 0K is probably the temperature at which everything stops working, no matter what type of hardware you have :D

It is impossible to reach that temperature though haha

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Not really, though things could get unpredictable at really low temps, as materials might become too conductive etc.


 

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It is impossible to reach that temperature though haha

laser cooling has gotten pretty close though, whithin a few billionths of a kelvin. its pretty interesting when you think about it, the coldest temperature ever to be reached in our universe has been in some MIT lab on earth.


      

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1°?!How is that possible?

Is your pc outside of your house with extensions and stuff? :P


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You read a lot about overheating CPUs etc but not much about it running ridiculously cold. ATM my cpu is anywhere from 1° to 20° with lightish use. Can it get to cold where it wont run?

off topic: how did it get to 1-20 deg? is this farenheit or degrees c?

Edit: @SpyRosL didn't see your post as I posted


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off topic: how did it get to 1-20 deg? is this farenheit or degrees c?

Edit: @SpyRosL didn't see your post as I posted

 

Hah. It would be more interested if it is fahrenheit :P

That's like -15 celcius..


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I am pretty sure that at the point of absolute zero it would not work however, I am certain that even in a specialist environment controlled by scientists this is not possible. 


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Extreme overclockers use liquid nitrogen to cool cpus without problems.


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Hah. It would be more interested if it is fahrenheit :P

That's like -15 celcius..

ohhh...I don't american :P (jkjk)

but I REALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW HE GOT THOSE TEMPS!!!


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Yes a CPU can get to........ :o 1C - 20C where do you live and what is the guest room situation like. Man i am sure i could get my CPU to 5.8Ghz with those temperatures. :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a custom loop and my computer is right near my window which currently is about 11°c outside (live in queensland, australia) also getting temps from core temp, dont even know if thats accurate :unsure:

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condensation if the temperature swings too wildly?

 

don't you hit that point far before you hit -150c?

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You know how your pc goes off, if it is too hot. I wounder if there is a emergency off function if it gets too cold.


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You read a lot about overheating CPUs etc but not much about it running ridiculously cold. ATM my cpu is anywhere from 1° to 20° with lightish use. Can it get to cold where it wont run?

Your cpu can't go below the ambient temp.

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