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Old 01-29-2008, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible that a high clock can become unstable because my room is hotter than usual, causing the chip to idle around 40C instead of 30?
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Default Re: Instability caused by heat?

Yes.

(post too short extender)

I might as well expand.
As with all conventional cooling methods it is impossible to reduce the heat of an object to lower than the ambient temperature via convection. Every heatsink has a rating of how much heat energy it can move in a certain environment within a certain time frame. Raising the base temperature your material has to work with doesn't necessarily reduce its efficiency but if you are trying for a target temperature it will fudge your numbers.
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Thanks...

Just figured that out for myself too... I ran Orthos and it crashed at 4 minutes... I turned off my heat and cracked a window and its been running 10 minutes plus now.
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