Leaving computer on? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2005, 02:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,172
Send a message via AIM to Win2kpatcher
Default

I leave mine on 24/7 as well. I havent turned it off since right before christmas of 04 and that was due to a freakin power outage.
__________________

Win2kpatcher is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 02:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Chankama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523
Default

My comp is on 24/7, 365 days a year. I never ever leave it turned off.. No problems yet with any of my comps.. Think servers ..
__________________

Chankama is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 02:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,885
Default

That sounds impossible because you do need a restart every now and then to let the ram erase completly...... I restarted every 13 days.... Unless my system becomes unstable...
c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 02:41 AM   #24 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,291
Default

I also leave mine on 24/7 (downloading) last time it was off is when i formated
__________________
Simon is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 06:22 AM   #25 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,574
Default

I try to leave mine on, but my parents stupidly unplug it from the wall when they want to turn it off. Luckily so far it hasn't caused any damage.
__________________


\'There is only one basic human right, and that is to do as you **** well please.
And with it comes the only basic human duty, to take the consequences.\'



m3trj is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 06:46 AM   #26 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,010
Default

I turn it off at night, as it has to be in my room, as that is where the phone line is, I will never get to sleep with it on, as it is quite noisy, (4X 33 db fans and heatsink is 42 db, way too noisy, I prefer about 0db to get to sleep (unlikly to happen though) I also have a cold cathode on my case, that is like leaving my main light on.

My pc is when I'm awake unless my mum turns it off when I'm out (I have taught (sp?) her how to turn my pc off when I go out, as she turns it off by the plug.)
__________________

Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP
Trifid is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 07:12 AM   #27 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,433
Default

I turn mine on when i get up in the morning, whether or not i have school. I dont turn it off until i go to bed (its in my room, and the noise/lights drive me crazy). If im at school, sometimes ill set up a disk defrag or some other lengthly operation before I leave.
__________________





-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchestor
-MSI K8N Neo4-F
-Sapphire Radeon X850 XT
-2x 1024 Corsair XMS Pro

<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value="Search!"></form> Search TF before you post!
dhw200 is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 09:18 AM   #28 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Chankama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by charles_scott
That sounds impossible because you do need a restart every now and then to let the ram erase completly...... I restarted every 13 days.... Unless my system becomes unstable...
I said " I never ever leave it turned off..". A cold boot does not belong to this category ..
Chankama is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 10:14 AM   #29 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by desiboi
Who really gives about hydro bills, If you do, buy CFL. They are special light bulbs. 13 Watts gives as much as light as a 60 Watt normal bulb!
I have that and the 7 watt light bulbs

My entire basement is filled with 6 13 watt bulbs and three 20 watt bulbs
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 03-27-2005, 12:47 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 46
Default

any other ideas for making it last longer? What about dust covers?
__________________

__________________
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (939 pin)
Asus A8V deluxe
2x 512Mb PC3200 DDR Ram (400mhz)
64mb ddr ati radeon 8500le
80gb udma HD
Maxtor1touch 160gb ExtHD 7200rpm
Plextor 8x DVD+-RW
WinXP
mbwest is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.