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#1 Brenda Sande

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

The computer supply box went in my computer and was wondering if this was a result of turning it off and on everyday. Is it better to leave the computer on all the time. I like to shut it off every night but maybe this is harder on components. Would anyone have an opinion on this?

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:31 AM

How did you determine that the PSU (Power Supply Unit) failed?

The one thing that will break down electronic components over time are thermal cycles. So to a very minor extent turning the PSU on and off does put it through these cycles. I personally wouldn't worry about, I turn my computer off every time I leave it for any length of time.

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