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First I want to start this off by apologizing to everyone in the community. Or atleast those affected by my anger and outburst . 
 

just 3 very random questions .

 

Is it safe to run a computer during a thunderstorm?

 

is it safe to run a computer while the city’s entire power is flickering (not from the storm , just to many plugging in their ac’s all at once or something) ? 
 

 

and last , humidity. Say my house has an 80% humidity level for whatever god awful reason , is it safe to run electronics not even just a computer lol cause it’s so humid I myself can barley breath , so I can imagine the damage it would do to the hardware . 

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4 minutes ago, StonerNixon said:

First I want to start this off by apologizing to everyone in the community. Or atleast those affected by my anger and outburst . 
 

just 3 very random questions .

 

Is it safe to run a computer during a thunderstorm?

 

is it safe to run a computer while the city’s entire power is flickering (not from the storm , just to many plugging in their ac’s all at once or something) ? 
 

 

and last , humidity. Say my house has an 80% humidity level for whatever god awful reason , is it safe to run electronics not even just a computer lol cause it’s so humid I myself can barley breath , so I can imagine the damage it would do to the hardware . 

Yes

 

Not really no... That means your voltage is not at all stable which puts a huge amount of stress and can easily harm your PSU and thus other components.

 

Humidity is likely fine, as long as there is not water beading up on the parts...

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5 minutes ago, StonerNixon said:

Is it safe to run a computer during a thunderstorm?

Yes, you should have it plugged in to a power strip in case of power surges, but it’s just like any other appliance.

6 minutes ago, StonerNixon said:

is it safe to run a computer while the city’s entire power is flickering (not from the storm , just to many plugging in their ac’s all at once or something) ? 

Yes, if your computer shuts down because of it, repeatedly, 

 

7 minutes ago, StonerNixon said:

and last , humidity. Say my house has an 80% humidity level for whatever god awful reason , is it safe to run electronics not even just a computer lol cause it’s so humid I myself can barley breath , so I can imagine the damage it would do to the hardware . 

I’m sure it could cause problems, but as long as your computer isn’t running below the ambient temperature, (which it never should) you won’t have problems.

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8 minutes ago, StonerNixon said:

First I want to start this off by apologizing to everyone in the community. Or atleast those affected by my anger and outburst . 
 

just 3 very random questions .

 

Is it safe to run a computer during a thunderstorm?

 

is it safe to run a computer while the city’s entire power is flickering (not from the storm , just to many plugging in their ac’s all at once or something) ? 
 

 

and last , humidity. Say my house has an 80% humidity level for whatever god awful reason , is it safe to run electronics not even just a computer lol cause it’s so humid I myself can barley breath , so I can imagine the damage it would do to the hardware . 

 

2 minutes ago, LIGISTX said:

Yes

 

Not really no... That means your voltage is not at all stable which puts a huge amount of stress and can easily harm your PSU and thus other components.

 

Humidity is likely fine, as long as there is not water beading up on the parts...

 

Add a APC unit to your rig, that will help with the electrical issues and possibly filtering out any spikes from thunderstorms BUT if your home gets a dirrect strike nothing will help save your system.

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1 minute ago, SansVarnic said:

 

 

Add a APC unit to your rig, that will help with the electrical issues and possibly filtering out any spikes from thunderstorms BUT if your home gets a dirrect strike nothing will help save your system.

A UPS will certainly help, but if the power is that bad where your lights are flickering, literally any electronic device is in jeopardy of being fried. Voltage fluctuations are no bueno.

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I’ve got one ups and everything over 75% importantance is plugged into that as a just in case . The power was only doing the flickering yesterday, and I’m not joking when I say it was the entire city . I’m just trying to be overly cautious. 
 

what is a apc? I don’t think I’ve heard of that one yet lol I know a ups is a battery back up . 

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12 minutes ago, StonerNixon said:

what is a apc? I don’t think I’ve heard of that one yet lol I know a ups is a battery back up . 

APC is a company that makes UPSs, they can be pricey but they are good quality. 

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Ouhh Ouhkaay makes sense to why I’ve never heard of it then lol I’m a cheap ass

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I (and my parents) have always shut off and unplugged our computers whenever there's a thunderstorm imminent or nearby.  Basically as soon as we hear any distant thunder roll (or see any lightning flash evidence), until there's been no thunder at all for a few hours, no computers are running at all.

 

We've had this habit at least since the late 1980s / early 1990s.  It continues to this day, even though I plug my desktop into a not-cheap power strip / surge protector (think it was at least $30, not in the room right now & forget what model it is but I think it's an APC or something like that), and I use a probably-not-quite-firebomb Corsair AX760 PSU.

 

I just don't want to take ANY chances! (I generally don't have *ANY* money available / left over to buy spare / redundant parts, so I have to make sure that what I do have lasts years or decades, not weeks or months.)

 

 

Our power is pretty stable here, but it's not cheap.

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That was a couple years ago, I'd be pretty sure it's gone up.  (Baseline (+30%), iirc, is about 400 kWh/month or so, often we use upwards of 600+.)

Our power rates is why I went for a GTX 1060 over an RX 480 a few years ago, in spite of the RX 480 having slightly better performance per dollar at purchase price not counting power cost.

 

I wonder what it would cost to run a storage server / render farm at full tilt 24/7 with those utility rates... 😲 ... Maybe it would be cheaper in the long run to spend more up front on an AMD Ryzen Matisse / Epyc Rome system, than save money now on a dual-socket LGA 771 / 1366 system and pay out the wazoo for ⚡ (assuming it'll be running for at least 10-15, possibly 20+ years without changing the motherboard)?

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5 minutes ago, PianoPlayer88Key said:

Our power is pretty stable here, but it's not cheap.

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I forgive you. Just don't do it again.

 

 

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btw technically isn't safe to run a computer while having constant flickering and blackouts but it's either that or not having a computer at all as I didn't chose to be born here

mine runs with 180V so some of the components must be stressed like a college student at this point, the monitor shuts off under 165V (PSU isn't full range) so that's my threshold for using it

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