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Offlinesubiedude
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do you keep your computer on 24/7?
    #11251185 - 10/15/09 07:37 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

how often do you shut down your computer?


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: subiedude]
    #11251190 - 10/15/09 07:38 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

every night, then turn it back on once I get home from school


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Smitington]
    #11251207 - 10/15/09 07:45 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

I keep my laptop in sleep mode when i'm not using it, most of the time anyway.


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: subiedude]
    #11251208 - 10/15/09 07:45 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

my desktop i had a nasty habit of leaving it on 24/7.  i usually fall asleep to music playing, or while watching a movie.  and during the daytime i let it run for torrent uploads and to let my friends get data off the network.

but my netbook i turn off every time i'm done using it.


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: tiny_rabid_birds]
    #11251211 - 10/15/09 07:46 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

my computer and sex drive is on 24/7


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: subiedude]
    #11251217 - 10/15/09 07:51 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

Yea my desktop is usaully on 24/7.

Torrents, and folding run all the time, and i sleep with music on. :shrug:


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: ThirdEyeOpening]
    #11251263 - 10/15/09 08:10 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

It's better for the comp if its on 24/7.


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Smitington]
    #11251319 - 10/15/09 08:30 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

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Smitington said:
every night, then turn it back on once I get home from school




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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Monstershrooms]
    #11251350 - 10/15/09 08:42 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

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It's better for the comp if its on 24/7.




Just wondering why is it better? And if u leave it on u waste electricity...


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Bigwigwabbit]
    #11251355 - 10/15/09 08:43 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

I leave my computer on 24/7 shut the monitor off every night though


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: HappyTrippin]
    #11251358 - 10/15/09 08:43 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

I leave my computer (laptop) on all the time, never had a problem. Since I have computers here I never bothered to turn them off.


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Bigwigwabbit]
    #11251363 - 10/15/09 08:46 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

It's kind of a double edged sword:

For hardware reasons, some people say you are prematurely wearing out the internal parts(especially spinning hard drives) or letting them wear down due to heat buildup if you leave it on all the time. The other school of thought is that the turning on and off of a machine causes power surges, and each component only has so many power cycles before it pops.

Software-wise, there are a lot of advantages to turning it off. Some programs develop "memory leaks" where they set aside a block of memory every time they start, and sometimes forget to release it when they're done. Rebooting your machine clears out memory leaks. Also, if you have automatic updating set on your PC, many updates are not fully applied until after a reboot. New updates are prevented from being loaded until the last one has completed being installed (machine rebooted). There is also the vulnerability issue that Wounded Duck stated, but if you have a good firewall in place and the proper antivirus software, you should be OK.

Lastly, there is the electricity bill: A PC with a 300 watt power supply and a monitor hooked up, 24x7 will suck a lot of juice out of a wall. It's like having a 300 watt bulb on all the time, plus the monitor can be like another 60 watt bulb if it's a CRT monitor.

If you don't care about the electricity bill, and you average a new computer every 3-4 years, my suggestion is to do what most IT departments do with non-essential servers: Leave it on, but make a practice of rebooting it once a week to clear out potential memory leaks and allow updates.

Just pulled that off yahoo answers


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Monstershrooms]
    #11251473 - 10/15/09 09:22 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

y?


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: beneath]
    #11251605 - 10/15/09 10:11 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

I only turn my laptop off when I take it somewhere. I put it to sleep when I'm not using it usually. I also keep my battery out when it's plugged into the wall for long periods.


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: HappyTrippin]
    #11251631 - 10/15/09 10:18 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

Quote:

HappyTrippin said:
Software-wise, there are a lot of advantages to turning it off. Some programs develop "memory leaks" where they set aside a block of memory every time they start, and sometimes forget to release it when they're done.




it's actually developed into the programs, they're know as TSR programs,
which means "Terminate and Stay Resident" in memory


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #11251742 - 10/15/09 10:56 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

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Quote:

HappyTrippin said:
Software-wise, there are a lot of advantages to turning it off. Some programs develop "memory leaks" where they set aside a block of memory every time they start, and sometimes forget to release it when they're done.




it's actually developed into the programs, they're know as TSR programs,
which means "Terminate and Stay Resident" in memory




No.  There's no program that is designed to have memory allocated to it when it is not open.  The problem is with a memory leak, that the operating system no longer has control over that memory to allocate it to another program, and the program doesn't exist anymore to release the resources.

A program can stay in memory after it is closed, but only if you have enough to RAM to keep the original program in RAM + any new programs you open.  Once the oS needs more RAM for active programs, it was take it from programs that are no longer active.


Edited by pwnasaurus (10/15/09 10:57 AM)


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: pwnasaurus]
    #11251897 - 10/15/09 11:43 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

oh no here it goes Pris Vs. pwnasaurus  round 1


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: UnholyChild666]
    #11251919 - 10/15/09 11:49 AM (8 years, 4 days ago)

i leave my laptop on unless I am going to be gone for a few days. Sleeping with music on is almost essential to me. It keeps the monsters away


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: HappyTrippin]
    #11252504 - 10/15/09 01:42 PM (8 years, 4 days ago)

SWEET! Thanx 4 pullin that up 4 me man.:thumbup:


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Re: do you keep your computer on 24/7? [Re: subiedude]
    #11252532 - 10/15/09 01:45 PM (8 years, 4 days ago)

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subiedude said:
how often do you shut down your computer?




The big laptop usually only stays on for 3-8 hours a day(depending if it's a weekday or a weekend).

The ultra mobile personal computer is on 24/7. The only times it is ever off is when it's in my backpack on my way to class or when I'm on the road.


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