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Old 10-15-2004, 07:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I leave my laptop on 24/7, and my old computer I had for about 6 years I left on all the time. Still running strong.

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Old 12-05-2004, 06:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I found on the net somewhere that it costs around $65 US per year in electricity to run a standard computer with a 17" CRT monitor for 24 hours 7 days a week for 365 days of the year. Which is what, $5 a month.
Without the monitor the cost was reduced to $40 US.

But as some of you said u leave more than one computer on then that eats into your electricity bill.


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Old 12-05-2004, 11:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Cooling and as a lot of people pointed out, your electricity bill are the only issues.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Only leave it on if neccesary.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I leave mine running 24/7. My tech friend swears up and down that leaving your rig on all day will make your hard drives crap out much faster.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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wats the point of leaving it on can i ask, unless ur downloading y not turn it off???
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Cause some pcs take 15 minutes to start up. That's my guess.
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I've got mine to start up in 14 sec. Its nicer to turn it off so the RAM can reset itself, and the pagefile emptied.
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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well u've got a problem wit ur pc if it takes 15mins to start up!!!!!
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