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Old 06-11-2007, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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as a general rule of thumb, is humidity bad for computers? i want to know if its OK if i use my comp in my basement for the summer cuz its a lot cooler but also alot more like damp and dank, so to speak.
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Humidity is bad for computers in general. I wonder if a dehumidifier will work, in those conditions.
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Humidity is only bad if your computer is cooler than the surrounding air, which probably isn't the case while it is on.

Dryness is actually more of a problem due to static discharge, so at least you don't have that to worry about.
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as a general rule of thumb, is humidity bad for computers? i want to know if its OK if i use my comp in my basement for the summer cuz its a lot cooler but also alot more like damp and dank, so to speak.
well, it just depends how humid it is, and how likely it is to condense into water.
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