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Is it safe to shut down my computer every day?

#1FlexasaurusPosted 8/23/2013 12:44:29 AM
Just a general question. I know some folks have different opinions on this matter but I personally prefer to shutdown my pc when it's not in use.

Will shutting down harm my pc?
#2fataliPosted 8/23/2013 12:49:47 AM(edited)
No, it won't damage it, the pc is made for that.

In fact most consumer grade hardware is made to run just a few hours a day, not 24/7.

if you look at the specifications of most hard drives, the manufacturers rate them for a 8 hours a day usage.
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#3CarlBarkerPosted 8/23/2013 2:07:21 AM
I leave mine on all the time.
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#4maybecallsPosted 8/23/2013 2:16:42 AM
I shut mine down overnight. I have no reason to leave it on at that time.

The only component packaging I have that mentions durability is my Gigabyte motherboard. Apparently it has '50,000 hours solid capacitors'.
#5Xeno_PredatorPosted 8/23/2013 3:12:06 AM
Shutting down your PC while not in use (as well as all electronics) is the good thing to do in any case. It will save you money on electricity bills and also waste less power which affects the environment.
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#6datopgamerPosted 8/23/2013 3:19:21 AM
Not really going to hurt you either way. I've had times where I left my computer on for weeks and then sometimes I turn my computer off every day.
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#7VIP86Posted 8/23/2013 3:46:21 AM
Turn my computer off when I'm not gonna use it for more than an hour.
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#8_LegendaryPunk_Posted 8/23/2013 3:50:31 AM
Assuming none of your parts are defective, your computer will be obsolete and replaced long before the wear-and-tear of turning it on / off has any effect.
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#9Ch3wyPosted 8/23/2013 4:46:21 AM
I do it 3 times a day.
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#10happyscrub1Posted 8/23/2013 5:48:56 AM
CarlBarker posted...
I leave mine on all the time.


all day er day!
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