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Old 10-30-2005, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I remember reading this, but can not find or remember where... I am building a new pc and am wondering if I should let the components sit for a day so that I can be sure that they are all warmed to room temp. Is this a good idea or just a dumb waste of a day? thanks..
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waste of a day....
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agreed... whoever told you that deserves a slap for stupidity or deception. A motherboard would reach equilibrium with a room in like 20-30 minutes...

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I've always heard the colder the better. (except for when parts start to freeze)
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the only time you wait is when your going to OC, let the comp run at stock speeds for about a week or so. called 'burning-in' then you can start OCing
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The only things you really need to worry about getting up to room temperature are hard drives, this takes 30 min max
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You may be thinking of a burn-in period...generally running hardware for about a week allows the silicon to expand and in some cases will yield better overclocks

Just letting parts sit around though...yeah, that's a no
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