Advise on motherboard purchase

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Tue Oct 5 07:04:28 UTC 2010

On 05/10/2010 15:32, Christopher Chan wrote:
>> The HDs can operate at up to 70C temperatures but they never get
>> anywhere close to this as there is enough air circulating inside the
>> case - at least in my computer(s). As well, the newer HDs run VERY cool:
>> I have WD 500GB and Seagates and they are barely warm after working all
>> day. But, of course, they do feel a bit warmer when the ambient
>> temperature goes up.
> 70 Centigrade? What have you been taking Basil?

Some Valium, some Prozac, 2 or 3 glasses of Cream Sherry followed by a 
bottle or two of champagne and then 1/2 cask of white wine....Why do you 

>   I know of disks that
> DIED at 55/60 (big argument about why the file servers were unstable - I
> won after I proved it was heat issues heh) so there is no way you can
> run at 70C which is over 10% OUT of the manufacturers' stated operating
> environment.

Have you ever looked at the specs for the drives you use?

If you lived in the tropics, what would be normal daily ambient 
temperature? Add to that the heat generated when the system is working 
and what temperature would you expect your system to experience? Unless 
you are using refrigeration to cool your computer (and CPU), the lowest 
temperature which you could ever try to theoretically achieve is the 
ambient temperature. OK, your workplace is air conditioned - so the 
bottom temp to start with is, what, 23C? But not everyone uses their 
computers in air conditioned premises.


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           Christina Aquilera

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