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Old 12-03-2006, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been folding for TF lately keeping my computer on 24/7 with the CPU working at 100%. Is this safe for my computer? Am I shortening it's life? I don't think its getting too hot because it's only 66 degrees in my room.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The life span of a CPU is measured in millions of hours, so you ain't hurting it. Overclocking shortens a CPU's life, but they still will last for years.
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If you mean 66F in your room, thats good. Yea theres no problem leaving it on 24/7, as long as you keep it nice and cool. Trotter is right. I think I heard the processor having a life of 8-10 years, before it starts to slow down. Most people will get a new computer before that time, so don't worry.
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indeed. i have pentium (and earlier!!!) pcs that are still alive and kicking . one of them running overclocked for a good deal of time. i would be concerned if your pc wasn't capable of running 24/7, but that's just my anal retentiveness. i keep my pcs to server standards
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I run my folding rig 24x7 (also cause it is my Tivo rig), and only turn on my gaming machine when I play WoW.... mainly to cut down on the 'lectric bill.
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ok, i guess Ill just leave it on then. It heats up my room which is good because its so cold in here
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I heard this from some people. Computers give off that much heat to feel in the room? I feel nothing from mine.
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yeah, its only a degree or two, but it makes a difference. when my feet are cold, I just stick them next to the fan that is blowing the hot air out.
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sure, most of the energy from a processor is converted to heat. in fact most of a computers energy is converted to heat, which over time can be quite significant in raising temperatures.
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There have been a couple of threads across many forums disscussing whether its better to leave your computer on than shuting off during non-use. On average it was agreed that Leaving it on is Better.
It is because there are more things that can go wrong during start up. That and the Expanding and contractingof components when turning off and Turning on.

Besides, if it was off you couldn't fold/seti or Torrent.
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