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Is it stupid to run temperature benchmarks in winters?

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Depends... do you use air conditioning in the summer months? If so, then its a fairly apples to apples comparison.. if not, then yea.. its likely going to give you skewed results compared to running them in July or August when its the hottest of the year. 

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3 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Depends... do you use air conditioning in the summer months? If so, then its a fairly apples to apples comparison.. if not, then yea.. its likely going to give you skewed results compared to running them in July or August when its the hottest of the year. 

Thats sad :( And no I don't use ac

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You can control the ambient of the room you're in most benchmarks would only be skewed by maybe + or - 5°C at the most. Beyond that and you're hot or cold. 5°C shift to a PC isn't a whole lot but if you know the offset you can compensate for it. You can also record the ambient and do the test and can compensate for the offset as the room temperature chances so I see no issue. Just a little more work for you.

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Temperatures need to be monitored no matter what season it is.

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if you have a poor cooler, you can oc a bit more in winter

whats really sound stupid is that people reporting their temp without telling room temp

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12 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

if you have a poor cooler, you can oc a bit more in winter

whats really sound stupid is that people reporting their temp without telling room temp

Yeah but generally speaking, winters are cold and summers are hot. No?

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Just don't take the total/final temps counts if you want to compare the cooler performance in winter vs summer, instead take the delta temps the difference between the ambient temp to maximum actual temp to get relatively more valid data. I guess..

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12 hours ago, Farhan_ said:

Yeah but generally speaking, winters are cold and summers are hot. No?

It might give you better score in winter because the component will run cooler and no temperature throttling than in summer.

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If room temp stays same all year around, then it doesn't matter. But if you do, you can easily see how much your PC temps change along with room temp. For example my normal room temp is 23C, but in this current apartment it goes to 21C at the moment. Max temp under OCCT testing is just that 2C under what it is normally, following rules of physics.

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