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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 years ago#71
I shut mine down whenever i'm not using it for more than an hour or two... I might leave it on while I run to the store, but I'm not going to leave it on while I go to work or whatever. The only exception is if I'm doing something that will take a lot of time (seeding a torrent, rendering a large video, etc).

Really if your computer is sitting there doing nothing it's a waste. You should be running folding@home or something at least.
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User Info: Bowsaa

Bowsaa
2 years ago#72
arleas posted...
Really if your computer is sitting there doing nothing it's a waste. You should be running folding@home or something at least.


Putting it on sleep (or hibernate?) lets the timer continue to count up.

Mine is at 27:19:23 right now. It'd be more if I hadn't had to unplug it to bring my computer home for spring break.
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User Info: GunmaN1905

GunmaN1905
2 years ago#73
thatauthor posted...
7:35:21

Timmy124123 posted...
Ctrl-Alt-Del


ctrl-shift-esc is better


+1 Except why did they have to make so awnkward shortcut? I have to pull my right hand now to reach esc...

Btw, you can also right click on taskbar and open task manager.

uptime 6:21:10
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LOLIAmAnAlt
2 years ago#74
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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 years ago#75
It's probably in sleep mode that the time can continue to count up... as far as I know, hibernate actually shuts off the computer and only saves the contents of memory to a file whereas sleep actively keeps the RAM powered up.
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User Info: Acquire

Acquire
2 years ago#76
6:07:13:55. Only time I restart it is when some update requires that it does, otherwise it's always on.
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User Info: ChamillionLive

ChamillionLive
2 years ago#77
2 hours 39 minutes.

I used to leave my laptop on all day because I hated waiting to boot up. Installing an SSD made it so quick I don't mind shutting it off now.
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User Info: daveyman23

daveyman23
2 years ago#78
Does anyone know what kind of impact a computer makes on an electric bill? Of course this changes between PSUs, but is there an average number? Is it more economical to keep it running than to turn it off and on every day? (I here the theory for a lot of electronics that it wastes more electricity to turn it off and on often than to just leave said device on)

User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
2 years ago#79
daveyman23 posted...
(I here the theory for a lot of electronics that it wastes more electricity to turn it off and on often than to just leave said device on)


That hasn't been true since 1999.
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User Info: Animorganimate

Animorganimate
2 years ago#80
I forget why I had to restart last, but I usually never do. My current up time is 05:09:27:08.
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