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2 years ago#11
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2 years ago#12
If I'm going to sleep: shutdown.
Going to work or I'll be out for more than 2 hours: shutdown
If I'm seeding a torrent or doing something that requires the computer to be on: duh, the computer will stay on even if I'm sleeping or going out.

I rarely put it in sleep mode.
2 years ago#13
I'd probably shut down at the end of every day if I had an SSD, but I usually put it in sleep mode whenever I'm not using it.
2 years ago#14
KidInTheHall posted...
I shut it down, I prefer to use sleep but too often my PC locks up after coming out of sleep mode. Not sure why.

Doing this now too I guess.

Used to leave it "On" for a month, but use sleep mode at night. Now it, as you said, locks up when recovering from Sleep. Started when I swapped over to the Nvidia cards. :V
2 years ago#15
Sometimes I'll sleep it overnight, sometimes I'll power off. Depends on my mood at the time.
If I'm gone during the day it always goes off.
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2 years ago#16
i usually leave it on, unless i'm not going to be home all day, or longer
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2 years ago#17
I let mine go to sleep overnight, but for a weekend or something, I'll shut it down.
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2 years ago#18
Unless you like paying your power company more, shut it down.
2 years ago#19
If im just going to bed or going out somewhere, I'll leave it on. if im gonna be gone for like a day or so or something, then I'll turn it off.
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2 years ago#20
The difference in power usage between a sleeping PC and an off PC is negligible
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