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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:20 AM

I was just wondering if it's better to leave a computer on for long periods (a week or so) then to turn it off every few days.
Or does it depend on the system? thanks

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:36 AM

Well i can tell you that my girlfriend never ever shuts hers off, drives me nuts since i'm the one that pays the electric bill. I shut mine off any time i'm done with it.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:46 AM

hi,,,,, its upto you realy,,, it wont hurt the comp being on all the time these days with modern systems,,,, it also wont hurt to shut it down every time your finnished with at the end of the day,,,,, i would recomend that you plug everything into anti surge addaptors though, incase you do leave it on while your out & there is a power surge or a storm,,,, i leave mine on untill im finnished with it at the end of the day,,,, with vista this helps the auto defrag & auto virus scanning when the system is in idle, take a look at this link for more info than you decide whats best for you
http://kb.iu.edu/data/adls.html
,,,, good luck
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:14 AM

The only thing I would think about in this case would be updates for Windows, you will need to reboot the computer for them to take effect.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:16 AM

It is better, both from a wear 'n' tear point of view and for the electric bill, to shut it down. Except, of course, if you are planning to shut it down and power it on every couple hours, then it is better to leave it on.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:46 PM

Coke Classic or new Coke
Less filling or taste great
Amd or Intel
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

oh, oh
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:36 PM

Wa just wondering because it seems whenever a hardware/software issue comes up its because I turned off teh pc for a few hours. I power on and a problem occurs, lol :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:01 PM

Problems don't work on schedule, they happen when users least expect it.

If you have any doubt about that, scan all the posts from users moaning the blues because they've had their systems at least 60 days and they STILL haven't got around to getting those restore CDs...or backing up the system :thumbsup:.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:29 PM

I am starting to think people are afraid of the restore CD's like if they actually get them its going to "cause" there computer to crash. I personally leave all my computers on all the time. When there not in use they're Folding.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:27 PM

To be, or not to be,,,,, that was'nt the question,,,, sry
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