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1 year ago#11
I have left previous rigs on for weeks and never had any problems... But now I do switch it off when I'm not using it. Dat electricity bill. >.>
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1 year ago#12
I turn it off and unplug the power strip every night. No vampire power and added protection against surges (surge protectors can fail to protect sometimes, I lost a monitor that way once).
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1 year ago#13
I leave mines on hibernate and only shut down for long periods of time.
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1 year ago#14
Never shut mine down unless absolutely necessry. It is on even when I travel for long periods lf time.
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1 year ago#15
the problems occur if your constantly ripping out the power cord, plugging it in, turning the computer on then ripping it out.
1 year ago#16
My system is close to 2 years old. Its time being on is like 95% of the 2 years. It runs and works fine still.
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1 year ago#17
Put it in sleep mode.
1 year ago#18
It's not particularly expensive to run a PC 24/7, and it's fine to do so at a technical level, but ask yourself this: why would you leave it on? Some people have good reasons to do so, some don't, I'm not getting into that, but really ask yourself what would be the point of leaving your computer on. If it's just idling at the desktop, then I ask again: why bother wasting energy?
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1 year ago#19
Leaving it on wastes energy, drives up your electric bill, and wears away at your parts (cpu/etc) when they're not even being used
1 year ago#20
Crevox posted...
Leaving it on wastes energy, drives up your electric bill, and wears away at your parts (cpu/etc) when they're not even being used


You got proof that it wears out your parts faster? I believe it might but it'll be such a small difference that it won't even be noticeable.
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