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Is it fine to run my pc on its Side?

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ok basically i moved into my new room and i really dont have much space there, these is a lil closet kind of thing in the corner and i decided to shove the pc in there, only problem i have to have the pc lying on its side, but its on its side so that the hsf on the cpu are facing upwards so that heat can rise....i just wanted to know if this would mess up my pc in anyway or cause any problems?......But i was thinking it shdnt because only moving parts in my pc are HDD and the dvd drives, but can someone just reasure me plz?
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I don't think it is good to run something like a computer that makes heat in a unventilated area because it could start a fire. I think it would be fine to run it vertically or horizontaly though think of the xbox360 or the Ps2 they work fine on their sides, but I wouldnt recomend running it in a closet. Correct me if I am wrong on this though.
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post #3 of 6
It's ok on it's side. I'm at my uncle's house right now...and he has htpc style servers...and he runs them vertically...so go for it! Just odn't let your cds fall out! lmao.

EDIT: Forgot to say. Probably not a good idea in the closet...unless the air is circulating very well out of the closet...
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post #4 of 6
I run (ran) my PC on its side, worked fine.
post #5 of 6
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oh no its not a closed closet, its always open...but its got fine air circulation there, also the side panel is off so heat just rises out.....well thanks for the replies...i guess its ok to run it on its side.
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post #6 of 6
I had to run my old computer on the side because I didnt have a HS clamp for my processor nad I was too lazy to buy a AM cooler.

It's only a pain in the ass if it's next to your feet but I had a mini-Tower but it still got in the way
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