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Old 12-05-2006, 03:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I fold 24/7 with my rig. It does give out a fair bit of heat - though I think my video card is probably giving out more heat than my CPU
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I think your power supply would be the first thing to go out leaving your comp on 24/7. I have an old Copperfield 800 in my room I leave on 24/7 and I'm scared that one day when I come home from school its gonna be dead. Shes an old lady...
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I was on my highschools tech support staff and we left all those machines running 24/7. I went back to visit a few months ago and there are computers in that building that are nearly as old as I am and still running the original processors. (They're slow as all get out, but still running).

I generally leave mine running 24/7 for bittorrent or Ares/emule and I haven't noticed anything. I do shut it down atleast once a week because there are always random things that happen that are fixed by restarting.

I wouldn't be worried about the CPU when leaving the computer running all the time, but rather the amount of spyware that can accumulate. I run spybot atleast once a week if not twice.
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