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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheMusician, 27 Oct 2009.

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How often do you turn off your PC?

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  1. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    How often do you turn off your PC? (for more than an hour)
    Mine's been on for 10 days and 18 hours for my computer prior to this post.

    Is this bad for my PC? I turn it off every couple weeks. I would turn it off at night if I didn't have music going.
     
  2. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    everty night at the moment, its right next to my bed so I wouldnt be able to sleep becasue of the raor from the 80mm's!

    Once I sort out my case I should be able to leave it on for a week or so
     
  3. asillars

    asillars New Member

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    I switch mine off every night, switch on in morning-sleep when im at work-switch off at night.

    I remember when i first got a pc i would swtich it off after every use.
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    My laptop (which is what I'm currently working on) is never turned off. My desktop sees a shutdown about once a week when I'm home and using it. Otherwise my folks tend to turn it off nightly.
     
  5. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Nightly, why does it need to be on when you're in bed. Unless is decrypting :D
     
  6. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    you cant torrent or do other naughty things if its off ;)
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I turn mine off nightly - I can't justify keeping it on just for torrents. If there's no chance of me being at it, it goes off.
     
  8. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    I always turn mine off for the night or when i'm going out.
     
  9. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    True, but i have a seperate download / torrent box. (all legal, i like to download linux distro's :worried:)
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Laptop's only off when software needs it to restart, but I standby all the time.
     
  11. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Sleep mode when not in use in the daytime and complete shutdown at night, inlcuding power off at the wall.
     
  12. sentek

    sentek New Member

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    it usually goes off when im sleeping, i dont mind the noise (i find it helps me sleep actually xD) but i always feel bad using the energy for nothing..
    my monitor goes off whenever im not at the comp though, i have a feeling its very inefficient given that it heats the room better than my radiator :duh:
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    the only times I shut it off is when i install in new program or there's an update and that's never for more than 5 minutes


    Other than that, never, I use sleep mode all the time
     
  14. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    At least nightly. It stays on most of the time if I'm in, if I'm going out for a while I'll turn it off.

    My personal record is 24 days, it was doing stuff the whole time though.
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    netbook: off whenever not in use, which is 90% of time when im at home
    desktop rig: when im not home. usually turn off over night to save power. currently still testing overclock overnight.

    longest period is around a month, with my old platform (q6600, 8GB DDR2 and Abit iP35 Pro, R.I.P. Abit what a fantastic board) when i was Folding and had unlimited electricity.
     
  16. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    is it bad for your computer to leave it on all the time? or does it not make a difference if you turn it off every night or leave it on for a month straight?
     
  17. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Reboot every Patch Tuesday.
    Switch off when I take it to a LAN (every 3 or 4 months... probably less frequently though now all my friends are away at Uni)

    The rest of the time it's in S3 standby.
     
  18. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    2 or 3 times a week usually, My internet is craptastically slow from 4pm-10pm so my comp downloads everything while im asleep and usually its all finished when i get up, If im out for the day it gets switched off before i leave, if im working from home it gets left on. Simples
     
  19. earlydoors

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    I only have it on for a 2-3 hours at a time.

    To those that leave it on for extended periods of time: Do you not worry about the electricty
    consumption/energy bill?

    3DGameMan had a question/answer video about this. In summary he said, leaving on is more expensive, but avoids heat expansion/contraction of components in a heating/cooling cycle
     
  20. AngusW

    AngusW mmm

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    Generally i switch it off when i go to bed and if i forget my parents will switch it off unless i'm downloading something from steam or the like over night in which i give the rents specific orders not to switch it off :p
     

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