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Old 04-24-2005, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I have some stuff downloading whichll take awhile so i'm thinking of leaving my computer on overnight. Now I have some concerns about this:

Does this have an effect on my electricity bill?

Is it healthy for my computer? I heard somewhere it's actually good to leave it on...
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I leave all 3 of mine always on
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does it take an effect on your electric bill? Is there anything good when you do that?
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Its harmless. Yes, you will have a higher electricity bill. No, you aren't likley to notice. The big consumers of power are CRT monitors, high-end machines crunching numbers or playing games, and speakers.
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's only noticeable if you don't look at the a/C costs But yeah, umm, for me and probably most other dial-uppers, there's no other way to get large files (besides going to a highspeed location)--

but be careful, your computer may explode..
err, just kidding,
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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a computer on idle doesn't draw much. crt do. lcd don't
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm only planning on doing this for one night because that looks like all it'll take to finish my download so I shouldn't expect any high electric bills right?
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I save my money on the electric bill by hanging my clothes outside in the summer instead of drying them. that save me about a hundred dollars a month in the summer.
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Maybe one cent higher, lol.

I used to leave mine on all the time, and noticed a $200 differnce when i turned it off at nights..... but we also have used the heater lol.

But yes it extends the machines life time some, and no its not gonna make a big diff in your bill.
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nah it'll be fine, it barely sucks out any power
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