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Old August 28, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Well my computer(s) stay on 24/7 and I've never had a start/spin up HD failure yet.
I don't think I suggested you should?
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Old August 28, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I don't think I suggested you should?
I don't think I suggested that you suggested I would....
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Old August 28, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Thanks again for all the input..
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Old August 29, 2012, 07:05 AM
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PC is always up. 24/24 7 days everything is working fine
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Old August 29, 2012, 07:09 PM
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While thermal stress from cycling is not a myth, it's considerably less a factor than it was in the past. Basically with modern machines (say 2000-2002 or newer) pick which suits you best. The component that suffers most from on-off cycles is the power supply itself.
Indeed thermal cycling is almost a zero factor compared to the havoc it caused computing in the late 80's and early 90's. Heck, back then you actually needed to "warm up" your hard drives for optimal reliability. I could geek out for half a page on this topic, but I digress.

Hardware AND software has evolved to the point where it becomes a question of economic and thermal value to your domicile if you wish to power down at night or not.
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Old August 29, 2012, 07:14 PM
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It should probably be stated that Sleep Mode has come a long way since the early days as well. I turn it off damn near first thing because of the headaches I had when it first started becoming popular, but my young lad's new build (1366 i7 on an Intel DX58SO ) seems able to go in and out of full sleep mode (completely powered down) without any issues at all. Maybe Intel just does it right because of their experience with business users, but I'm impressed none the less.
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I've heard the same thing other then cleaning more often not much of a difference but one thing that has stuck with me for years is about 10 years ago I was told that if you leave a computer running all day it takes approx the same amount of hydro (this was non gaming ofcourse lol) as if you turned off and restarted your machine twice a day.

Not sure if its true but meh. I believe someone did a wattage thing a while back here and its like 11$ a month or something to leave our machines on all the time and do some hardcore gaming 3-4 hours a day or something. If I wasnt at work I'd attempt to find thread.
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I leave all my PCs running 24/7 (except for when I go on vacation and my laptop which I put to sleep mode) most do folding for various teams. The only thing that I would see wearing out relatively quickly are HDDs and fans(water cooling pumps as well). I have had multiple fans in the past fail after 24/7 use, mainly sleeve bearings, but that was solved by using ball bearing fans. So basically any part of your pc that physically moves will usually wear out the fastest.
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