Most of our systems are rated to run from 5°-40°C (41°F–104°F).
We apply the maximum ambient temperature rating based on the system running at maximum performance load across all major subsystems. This includes running the processors at or near 100%, graphics card at full stress levels, stressing the memory, and stressing the hard drives. We use only standard, commercially available testing software so we know that our methods are similar to the industry's common methods.
It's important to note that our competitors may rate their systems up to 50°C ambient operating temperature, but they may not be stressing the system to its maximum capacity. Our numbers are a conservative estimate, with the understanding that not every customer will run our systems in these environments, but we can safely say that they can.
It's also important to note that the maximum ambient operating temperature can be impacted by the various components in the system, and that, depending on the configuration, you may see different results. Part of our value as a cutting-edge computing technology provider is to understand your specific needs and to offer the best options available given your particular environmental requirements. Our sales engineers can consult with you on the pros and cons of a given configuration. Our experienced systems engineers can validate your configuration in our lab and suggest ways to improve cooling before delivering your product to you.