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Old August 27, 2012, 03:22 PM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Old August 27, 2012, 03:48 PM
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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.

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Old August 27, 2012, 03:57 PM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2012, 04:41 PM
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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 :-) .
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Old August 27, 2012, 05:01 PM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2012, 05:02 PM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Old August 27, 2012, 05:30 PM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2012, 06:06 PM
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