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Old 02-23-2006, 03:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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But what's the point of leaving your computer on unless your downloading
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only enough to keep the CPU on.
just me being my usual pedantic self but the ram is also powered in standby mode.
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I leave mine on every night, gives the mice something to play with
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I leave my older one on 24/7. Lowers possibility of data corruption and also mechanical failure time. Newer computers dont really have that much of a problem with this, though. May shorten the life span, but not noticably. Think of it like a car, the worst thing you can do to it is start it. However, newer systems are fairly robust, so its not as harmful as it would of been to an older system.
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i turn my computer off depending on how i feel...

sometimes i want it off for more than 2 days...and sometimes i never turn it off for weeks!
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My computer is always on because I am always downloading things at night. I don't think my computer has been off for more than 1 day in 2 years.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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as long as your fans are clear of dust and nothing is overheating then i dont see why you really need to turn your pc off...i leave mine on because like mikee im usually downloading or doing a scan on my pc...i defrag my pc once a week so yea i leave it on for that as well
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what is defragging your hard drive?

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i only do that once a month, i do know what it is.
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what is defragging your hard drive?

jk

i only do that once a month, i do know what it is.
hahaha...i was like...r u serious

but i have 2 hard drives with 2 partions each...so by the time i do a defrag each...its been a month lol
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