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Old 03-01-2004, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Turn off or not to turn off......

I leave my computer on 24 hours a day. My question is: Is this a good idea?? Am I doing damage to the computer by leaving it on constantly or is it better than shutting down and powering up each day.
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Im no certified expert with 120 years experience but;

If it is kept relatively cool and is stable (it is stable right?) then there should be no problem. I vote no.
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think it matters, but if all it does is idle (i.e. not downloading, scanning for viruses, etc.), I'd shut it down. Especially if connected to the net. But then again, it's just me.
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's better left on ... than being shut off n' powered on constantly ...('coz constant heating n' cooling is not a good thing)
If it's not being used for long then it's better shuttin' it off i guess
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I pretty much only use it during the evening when I get home from work. When I am away from the computer I turn my cable modem off so I'm not worried about intrusion. I'm also set up with a firewall and all that safeguard stuff.
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would turn yours off then. I usually leave mine on because im always on it, and when im off it i'll soon get back on it later.
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I turn mine off. I don't think it hurts the comp really to leave it on, but I have electric bills to pay.
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Old 03-02-2004, 12:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I leave mine on during the day and turn it off at night

I have some of my computer left on all the time

I figure that every part no matter what it is has a limited life that could be measured in hours so when my computer is off it is just less times the harddrive has to spin less time the the psu is making power less time the fans have to spin ect ect just less wear on the friction parts
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Old 03-02-2004, 02:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Computer is designed to leave it on for long time and no need to shut it down . Computers in cooperate never shut down. But you have to make your own choice ,there is no definite answer to your question
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how many KW does computer comsume?
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