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post #1 of 3 Old 02-16-2011, 02:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Even when I am not using my system, the fans in the equipment rack are working every 15 minutes for almost 2 minutes.

This is pretty disturbing when trying to work (home office) or watching low volume tv and probably it will work longer and more often when i use my HT.

Luckily there is a temperature sensor/switch so i can tell the fans to start working when inside reaches that degree.

Currently its set to 80F, and the fans working as described above when the system is off.

What is the maximum safe temp inside the rack.
I mean, is 90F safe so i can set the fans to work less frequent (may be longer tho) or do i have to start looking for silent fans...

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What is the operating range in the specs for each piece of your equipment?
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From Audioholics:

To achieve optimum performance and optimum equipment life, it is recommended that you keep your system operating at a standard temperature below 85 degrees F. Most studies show that every 10 degree increase over 85 degrees F leads to a whopping 40% reduction in your equipment's life span.

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