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#1 busygal

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

Ok i would like to know if it is ok to leave my tower running all the time ? Also is it wrong to leave my laptop on all the time ? what is the correct thing to do, i usual will plug it in to charge up the battery then run lap top with out it plug into the power. i have a friend who would like to know what is correct.

I told her that if you leave your laptop on all the time it could over heat, am i wrong on that one? help us for the correct way to save the life of our computers.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

Your probably going to get a mix of answers due to personal preference.

I for one leave my desktop computer on 24/7. I do however restart it from time to time to clear up the cache and to install updates, etc.

As for my laptop I only have it on when I am using it. I do let it go to hibernate if I forget to shut it off. As for over heating, that could happen depending on where you laptop happens to be. I leave mine on a flat surface where air flow is not an issue. If you leave it on a sofa or bed for example the air flow would be restricted and it could over heat.

Hope that helps you make a decision.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

we shut off both desktop and laptop when not in use! but 24/7 will not hurt the desktop .but if you live in hot climate with out central air i would turn it off when not in use

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:35 AM

Thank you for all your input i will pass on the info. Have a great day

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

Your welcome, we are glad to be of service, should you have further questions don't hesitate to ask.... :)

Edited by hamluis, 16 August 2012 - 08:55 AM.
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