How Long Can a CPU Stay In a Freezer?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Stroyed, Nov 11, 2016.

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  1. Stroyed

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    I'm doing a science project. My freezer is at -2 degrees farenheight. How long can I keep it in before condensation could fry it?
     
  2. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't you be the one telling us?
     
  3. Stroyed

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    Im testing to see how the temperature affects the clock speed. So I need to know how long it can stay in before condensation messes it up
     
  4. Laquer Head

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    Then be sure to post the results when your done so everyone else knows what not to do, and at what temperature!
     
  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Actively running? You'll probably burn out the compressor on your freezer.
     
  6. Stroyed

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    No. I'm putting the CPU in the freezer, then quickly putting it back in the pic to collect the data
     
  7. Laquer Head

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    How quickly are you doing it, did you wipe off the fingerprints..thats like 2 degrees right there.
     
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  8. beers

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    By the time you can run benchmarks it has already returned to normal operating temperatures.
     
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  9. Stroyed

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    I'm fine on the quickness just need to know how long it can stay in
     
  10. Laquer Head

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    I say fruit it, grab a can of compressed air, flip it upside down and blast that onto the CPU.
     
  11. Laquer Head

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    We are relying on you to tell us to pass this project.. I'm living vicariously through you right now man, don't let me down
     
  12. Stroyed

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    Where the hell will I get compressed air?
     
  13. Laquer Head

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    Home Depot, Staples, BestBuy/..
     
  14. beers

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  15. Stroyed

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    I'm testing to see how the temperature of the CPU will effect the clock speed. To put it in experiment terms:
    Independent Variable - CPU Temperature
    Dependent Variable - Clock Speed
     
  16. beers

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    By itself, temperature will not change your clock speed.
     
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  17. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Your variables are completely opposite. Clock speed is the independent variable and temperature is the dependent variable.

    If you overclock a CPU, you'll see the temperature increase as you increase voltage and clock speed.
     
  18. Darren

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    I'd just issue a general warning of caution not to do what you're trying. Sounds like you're going to end up with busted parts and/or useless results.
     
  19. aldan

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    unless this is a middle school project i really dont think your teacher is gonna be impressed with this one.to test the affects of temp on a cpu it has to be running.you also need to run a control,ie a cpu that isnt manipulated by temp.what you are proposing makes no sense nor are you paying a lot of attention to the scientific method.
     
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