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    Default Do you turn your computer off?

    someone told me that its best if you leave your computer on 24/7, because booting it up causes more stress on the comp that anything else.

    what do you guys think? personally i have never turned off my PC for 2 years

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    Once every couple of weeks when I remember to, But not for any particuler reason.

    If you think your PC isn't capable of being turned on/off for fear of failure then you ..........
    better Dredd then dead

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    Default Re: Do you turn your computer off?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingping View Post
    someone told me that its best if you leave your computer on 24/7, because booting it up causes more stress on the comp that anything else.

    what do you guys think? personally i have never turned off my PC for 2 years
    Quite a while ago I was viewing a site where this guy reckoned that if you are leaving your PC for more than an hour you should turn it off mainly because of the waste of power. If you have ever lived with alternative energy you will no what little savings of power can do. Most people I know wouldn't last very long on alternative power.

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    I can't leave my PC on, it's too noisy, damn 120mm CPU cooler....

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    I turn my computer off at home for obvious power saving reasons, the fan also makes a bit of noise. At work only for power conservation and because of the server doing backups at night. I know a lot of guys who never turn their Macs off unless a software update has required a restart. Macs tend to run fairly silent during general use and very silent when you put them to sleep, they are also designed to run non stop 24/7.

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    I hardly turn off my PC because my brother downloads overnight. The only time it turns off is when the HDD is too full!!
    Meh....

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    I turn my PC Off for power saving reasons & because the fan also makes a bit of noise.

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    My main machine runs about 18 hours per day. I think he deserves a rest now and then, so I switch him off when I grab a sleep.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    I was always one of the ones who would leave his machine on for lengthy periods of time. By that, I meant that I wouldn't turn it off for a month or seven.

    Recently, I've begun to pay the price. As my father always cautioned me, the constant heat stress of current through your PC's circuits cause the tracks to expand whither.

    Eventually, things break.

    In the last three months alone, I've had to replace three hard drives and a PSU (whose connector had melted). Right now I can't use my PC because it has startup issues (read: major)... I turned it off for a month while I returned to the motherland and as of my return, it doesn't turn back on.

    Then again, for the last couple of years I've had far too little time for my collection of preciouses - they're getting me back for the neglect.

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    I can't recall the lasttime I switched off the computer

    I get up and there it is in front of me.Windows XP.Hate waiting it to load

    I check the temperature and everything seems normal
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