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is the delta temp of a CPU effected by room temperature?

room temperature room temperature effects delta cpu thermal dissipation ambient tempurature

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#1 roguekiller23231

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:50

the delta is the room temp minus the temperature the CPU is.

now my question is, if 2 identical computers are running a benchmark and the only difference with each is that 1 is in a room or has an ambient tempurature of 0C and the other is in a room/ambient temp of 30C, will the delta tempurature be the same?

would the room tempurature have a bearing on how much heat the CPU heatsink could dissipate?


#2 TEX4S

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 14:50

yes it will make a difference. A small one - but a difference

#3 Salutary7

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 15:07

I guess what you're really asking is: Does air have the same thermal conductivity at any temperature (or pressure)? The answer is: No. So your delta would not be the same. In fact, a higher room temperature will result in a smaller delta.