Hardware issue?

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sun Jul 3 16:21:19 UTC 2011

On 07/03/2011 10:18 AM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 03/07/11 08:56, Billie Walsh wrote:
>> Well, in my instance, it was uncomfortable to hold my hand on the
>> outside of the computer case. The case was running well over 100 degrees
>> F. Possibly 120 or so. With the computer case that hot I didn't need to
>> know the processor and power supply temperatures were way to high for
>> reliable long term safety.
> Are you sure that was Fahrenheit? If it was C then yeah I would be
> crying with you but if it was F and you were on air, that sounds pretty
> legit to me.

Yes, I'm sure it's Fahrenheit. If it was 100+ Centigrade I would be 
concerned about it setting my desk on fire. *<]:oD [ 120C converted to F 
is right at 250 ]

That's the OUTSIDE of the computer case. The part that's not supposed to 
be to hot to touch. Reach over and touch your computer case and see how 
hot it is. If you can nearly cook on it - it's to hot.

Heat is death to electronics. That's why they put fans in computer power 
supplies, on CPU cooling fins and, in some instances, fans in the case 
as well. Lower the heat and you increase the life and efficiency of any 

>> That's in a room where I maintain about a 75 to 80 degree ambient
>> temperature at all times.
> This is normal ambiance.

Let me put it this way, in the winter we shut off the heating vent to 
this room and run a window air conditioner. In the summer time we open 
the vent, for the central air, and continue to run a window air 
conditioner as well.

There's an abundance of electronics in this room. Probably more in this 
one room than the average home.

We love our toys!

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. 
Liberty is a well-armed lamb."     - Benjamin Franklin -

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