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Turning your computer off each night and when not in use...


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#1 frldyz

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 01:12 PM

Who here turns their computer off when not in use?

 

I've read from multiple articles and many videos ( linus being the most credible ) recommending and saying its ok to turn your computer off when not in use.

Reduces heat and potential wear and tear.  The other thought is though everytime you turn your computer on your wearing on the parts as well.

 

Personally I turn mine off everytime I walk away.  It literaly take 4 sec. to shutdown and 6 sec. to turn on.



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 01:15 PM

I turn it off when I go to sleep at night, or when I need to take it with me. That's it.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 01:20 PM

I shutdown my home computer everytime I have to leave the house and before going to bed. Otherwise, it stays open. As for my work laptop (on a docking station) at work, I leave it open all week long (restart it when required for Windows Updates or a SCCM deployment) and then shut it down before leaving at 4 on Friday for the weekend.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 02:10 PM

I turn my two desktops...on in the morning when I awake, off at night when I'm ready to sleep.

 

If I'm out of town...I disconnect the surge protectors they are connected to...from the wall outlets.

 

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 03:09 PM

If I'm out of town...I disconnect the surge protectors they are connected to...from the wall outlets.


That's what you have to do. A lot of people forget about it. I do the same during a thunderstorm when the power goes of and off (or whenever the power goes on and off as well). You can really break your computer if you let it shut down and restart continually on power less.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

I turn some of my stuff off/on several times a day but all go off at night, I accidentally left LT with an SSD's on over night I was surprised to see it was cold -0- temp by the vent.  Tells me it is doing little to nothing when left idle for a long period.

 

P.S. Not sure why some don't don't have battery back ups on all there stuff, and yes unplug when away.


Edited by OldPhil, 30 May 2015 - 04:59 PM.

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