How Long Can a CPU Stay In a Freezer?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Stroyed

    Stroyed New Member

    Messages:
    22
    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

    Messages:
    5,215
    Shouldn't you be the one telling us?
     
  3. Stroyed

    Stroyed New Member

    Messages:
    22
    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

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,215
    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

    Messages:
    6,314
    Actively running? You'll probably burn out the compressor on your freezer.
     
  6. Stroyed

    Stroyed New Member

    Messages:
    22
    No. I'm putting the CPU in the freezer, then quickly putting it back in the pic to collect the data
     
  7. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,215
    How quickly are you doing it, did you wipe off the fingerprints..thats like 2 degrees right there.
     
    beers likes this.
  8. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,314
    By the time you can run benchmarks it has already returned to normal operating temperatures.
     
    Intel_man and Laquer Head like this.
  9. Stroyed

    Stroyed New Member

    Messages:
    22
    I'm fine on the quickness just need to know how long it can stay in
     
  10. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,215
    I say fruit it, grab a can of compressed air, flip it upside down and blast that onto the CPU.
     
  11. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,215
    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

    Stroyed New Member

    Messages:
    22
    Where the hell will I get compressed air?
     
  13. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,215
    Home Depot, Staples, BestBuy/..
     
  14. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,314
  15. Stroyed

    Stroyed New Member

    Messages:
    22
    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

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,314
    By itself, temperature will not change your clock speed.
     
    voyagerfan99 likes this.
  17. voyagerfan99

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

    Messages:
    22,486
    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

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,547
    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

    aldan Active Member

    Messages:
    379
    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.
     
    beers likes this.
  20. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,228
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page