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Old 07-14-2011, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default computer: always on vs. turning off everynight?

I was wanting to no if there are any ill effects from leaving a computer on 24/7 or turning it off every night.
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The only ill effect would be a higher electrical bill, a computer is designed for the most part to last beyond what most people would own it for before upgrading.
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No ill effects. It's really up to your personal preference and if you're willing to pay the power bill.
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In winter time you can leave your pc on to act like a small heater.
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In winter time you can leave your pc on to act like a small heater.
Aint that the truth...

I put mine to sleep every night. I fully shut it down to flush my RAM every weekend.
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