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Old 01-15-2005, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if I run my computer 24/7, how much of a fire hazard is it? Has anyone ever had a computer related fire? I've never heard of it before. How can I minimise the risk?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-15-2005, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its just as dangerous as leaving a video machine on all the time, and there isnt any fires in my house. i personally prefer to turn my pc off when im asleep or not at home.

use a surge protector as well.


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Old 01-15-2005, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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M3trj, the chance of your computer catching on fire then spreading it, is lower then 1%. Your computer would have to reach temp above 140 degrees celsius. Before anything your computer would burn out from that kind of heat, witch would prevent anything catching on fire.
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