In a computing context, ambient temperature is the air temperature of any environment where computers and related equipment are kept. The adjective ambient means "relating to the immediate surroundings."
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Maintaining an appropriate ambient temperature is crucial to the proper functioning and longevity of computer equipment. In general, a safe range is between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, although the cooler end of that range is better. Ambient temperatures above 80 degrees make it difficult for a computer's cooling system to keep it at a safe operating temperature.