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How often should I shut down ?

#1gamesisgoodPosted 10/19/2013 5:48:18 PM
How often should I shut down my pc ? I normally just let it sleep at night but at what amount of time should I consider shutting it down completely? I know this is probably a dumb question just kinda curious.
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#2Digital StormPosted 10/19/2013 5:49:34 PM
When you're not around for an extended period of time. I just always sleep this machine and it's been running 14 days now.
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#3daveyman23Posted 10/19/2013 7:05:47 PM
I turn mine off when I go to sleep or go to work. Otherwise it is on. I feel like (no evidence or proof) keeping it running 24/7 is more of a hamper on the hardware. I don't even have an SSD and Windows 8 boots almost instantly, so it really isn't a hassle.

Also I was brought up to shut things off when I am done with them, so there's that.
#4mess98Posted 10/19/2013 7:10:05 PM
With my old PC, I used to keep it running all the time.

That being said, it was budget AMD hardware and I didn't really care as to what happened to it.


Since I've got a little nicer hardware now, I like to turn it off when I'm not home or when I'm sleeping. Windows 8 starts instantly anyway.


Also for the record, I don't think keeping it on all the time will hurt it. My mother has my old Sempron 3000+ and Radeon X1300 PRO (~10 years old now) and keeps it on 24/7 and has been for 4 years since I gave it to her... no issues for her.
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#5claytonbuckleyPosted 10/19/2013 7:11:13 PM
I only turn mine off when i go to bed, unless i need it to run overnight for something.
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#6lionheart5656Posted 10/19/2013 7:18:00 PM
I only turn mine off if I'm going to be away from it for a full day or longer.
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#7thegreatandrewmPosted 10/19/2013 7:34:42 PM
turn it off when you don't use it no point to be on
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#8KaiRyusakiPosted 10/19/2013 7:36:46 PM
thegreatandrewm posted...
turn it off when you don't use it no point to be on


Doesnt it take more power to turn on a computer than to keep it running for 2 hours?


or something like that

i turn it off when i sleep
#9mess98Posted 10/19/2013 7:38:59 PM
KaiRyusaki posted...
thegreatandrewm posted...
turn it off when you don't use it no point to be on


Doesnt it take more power to turn on a computer than to keep it running for 2 hours?


or something like that

i turn it off when i sleep

Nah.
You're thinking about cars and gasoline.
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#10EpicKingdom_Posted 10/19/2013 8:12:47 PM
I keep it on unless I'll be away for a full day or longer.
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