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Whendex August 27, 2012 04:22 PM

Pc on or off
 
I've read a lot of opinions about it..

Figured Id ask on here and get some educated opinions on it.

So when I go to bed at night is it best to leave my PC on 24/7 or Shut down completely, Sleep mode ?

Note: This is strictly for lifespan of PC, Not worried about the power bill.

enaberif August 27, 2012 04:37 PM

Do as you please all are the same

Soultribunal August 27, 2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whendex (Post 651604)
I've read a lot of opinions about it..

Figured Id ask on here and get some educated opinions on it.

So when I go to bed at night is it best to leave my PC on 24/7 or Shut down completely, Sleep mode ?

Note: This is strictly for lifespan of PC, Not worried about the power bill.

Other than having to clean it more often , I haven't seen any definitive proof either way that leaving your PC on vs Power Cycling it effects it adversely.
When I was in my prime folding I Had multiple PC's on 24/7 for over a year without fail.

-ST

Whendex August 27, 2012 04:57 PM

Sounds good.. I've heard everything you could imagine with both scenarios.

Leaving it on will just eventually wear all the components out.
Shutting it down, Everytime you turn the pc back on it would shorten the lifespan of the CPU.

masterboxbuilder August 27, 2012 05:41 PM

I keep mine always on (my current and past systems) and have for years. If your going to leave it on all the time and dont care about your electric bill, why not do some folding for HWC team :-) .

enaberif August 27, 2012 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Whendex (Post 651612)
Sounds good.. I've heard everything you could imagine with both scenarios.

Leaving it on will just eventually wear all the components out.
Shutting it down, Everytime you turn the pc back on it would shorten the lifespan of the CPU.

The scenario only existed back in the Pentium/Pentium II era when components were cheap and electronics did bad things when heated and cooled.

Now it really makes no difference.

Perineum August 27, 2012 06:02 PM

I honestly think the only consideration within reason is the HDs.

Everything else is solid state and couldn't give a rat's ass.

I've never seen a CPU burn out from being used, even with reasonable overclocks involved.

Bungwirez August 27, 2012 06:05 PM

ON = better upload ratios :P

dandelioneater August 27, 2012 06:30 PM

The hardware of today uses better components than in the past, so failures related to the initial voltage spike going from off to ON and temperature changes is a non factor.

Whendex August 27, 2012 07:06 PM

Sounds good...


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