Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Can high humidity damage components?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can high humidity damage components?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
The thought crossed my mind. I've had a kit of RAM and CPU sitting in their respective plastic packages for a few months right now, and Montreal summers are very humid (upwards of 70% almost every day, usually in the 80s) and was wondering if humidity can damage it. Now I know since its inside its package it shouldn't hurt, but what if I were to just leave it out? Of course there are little spots where air can get into the packaging, but I doubt that should be of any issue. Thoughts?

post #2 of 3
I'm pretty sure it can't (unless you leave them outside during night).
Here in Ibiza we have 70-90% of humidity and I have multiple CPUs and RAM modules (both in 2 conditions, in their plastic package and without it) and I've never had any problem with them (humidity-related at least)
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR Expert Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 (Fermi) 2x512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR-500 2.5-4-... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Some old random SATA drives 2 random drives *unplugged* Arctic Freezer 64 Pro 2x 120mm CM Case Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Professional 17" Medion 1280x1024 thing NGS Z40 w/ White Alps PS/2 Keyboard Tacens Radix VII 600W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mystique 631 Logitech M180 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 Acer Inc. IPIMB-AR V:1.02 MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition @ Stock 2x4GB G.Skill Rijpaws X @ DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Trion 100 120GB SSD WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD LG Drive CM 412S & MX-4 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair 120mm Quiet Edition Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Sony 22" TV @ 1360x768 60Hz TargaVisionary 19-3 @ 1280x1024 75Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius OEM EVGA Supernova G2 550W NOX Coolbay SX Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Steelseries QCK Sennheiser HD 407 Creative T20 (Serie I) [Audio] Thorens TD166 MKII Turntable 
OtherOtherOther
[Audio] Allen&Heath XONE 23 Mixer [Audio] Behringer A500 AMP [Monitoring] XSPC Dual 5.25" LCD Temperature Se... 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR Expert Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 (Fermi) 2x512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR-500 2.5-4-... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Some old random SATA drives 2 random drives *unplugged* Arctic Freezer 64 Pro 2x 120mm CM Case Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Professional 17" Medion 1280x1024 thing NGS Z40 w/ White Alps PS/2 Keyboard Tacens Radix VII 600W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mystique 631 Logitech M180 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2400 Acer Inc. IPIMB-AR V:1.02 MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition @ Stock 2x4GB G.Skill Rijpaws X @ DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Trion 100 120GB SSD WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD LG Drive CM 412S & MX-4 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair 120mm Quiet Edition Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Sony 22" TV @ 1360x768 60Hz TargaVisionary 19-3 @ 1280x1024 75Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius OEM EVGA Supernova G2 550W NOX Coolbay SX Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Steelseries QCK Sennheiser HD 407 Creative T20 (Serie I) [Audio] Thorens TD166 MKII Turntable 
OtherOtherOther
[Audio] Allen&Heath XONE 23 Mixer [Audio] Behringer A500 AMP [Monitoring] XSPC Dual 5.25" LCD Temperature Se... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasparspeed View Post

I'm pretty sure it can't (unless you leave them outside during night).
Here in Ibiza we have 70-90% of humidity and I have multiple CPUs and RAM modules (both in 2 conditions, in their plastic package and without it) and I've never had any problem with them (humidity-related at least)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasparspeed View Post

I'm pretty sure it can't (unless you leave them outside during night).
Here in Ibiza we have 70-90% of humidity and I have multiple CPUs and RAM modules (both in 2 conditions, in their plastic package and without it) and I've never had any problem with them (humidity-related at least)

Alright. I guess I should also not worry about condensation as it is not hot enough to cause it, I don't think. Usually 15-30C in the summer.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Can high humidity damage components?