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Old 03-09-2008, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is probally the simplest question you guys will ever hear.i own an emachines computer nothing special at all.i shut my computer off everynight before i go to sleep.i do have a cable modem and connection.my question is,is it better to shut the computer down everynight and start it up the next morning.or is it better to leave it on all night and just let it sit???i know this question is simple but im not very computer technical and would just like to know thanxxx
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If you're just letting it sit there overnight, doing nothing and eating electricity, I think it would be best to turn off at night.

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I shut it off whenever I don't use it. Of course, turning it off and on wears it down, but the amount of time loss is so small that by the time it does break down, it should time to get a new one and it would be cheaper to turn it off.
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its not good to turn off the computer if you're downloading things.
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its not good to turn off the computer if you're downloading things.
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It's also bad to turn off your car whilst on the highway.
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or turn off your monitor while you're playing a game?

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It's also bad to turn off your car whilst on the highway.
not if its in neutral! then u can just glide and save gas
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not if its in neutral! then u can just glide and save gas
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then you sue them for hitting you..

oh wait i forgot its not the 90's anymore, you can't sue people for stupid ****
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its not good to turn off the computer if you're downloading things.
It's also usually a bad idea to turn off your respiritory system, while you're you know, living and all.
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