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D2k

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May seem like a silly question but ive had my Dell Dimension 3100 PC for over a year now. Its on for over 12 hours a day.. should I be concerened, is it OK for it to be on for this amount of time. Of course I turn it off when going to sleep or work.

Its on everyday, basically because it needs to be. I need to update my site as much as possible.
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Hi D2k!

I never turn my computer off. It's on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I reboot the computer once a week just to keep things fresh, but other then that it is constantly on. Leaving your computer on won't hurt anything.

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Howdy:

The only thing I would like to add here, based on your post about your system needing to be on, is to make sure you have your system plugged into a good UPS (uninterupted power supply) just in case of brownouts or power failures.

Could save alot of grief down the road.

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Hi ... I'm curious why would you want to keep your computer running if you are not using it ? I mean if you know you wouldn't be using it for a few hours , Then why keep it going ? Also if you do , Don't you think that your fans including the CPU will clog up faster if your comp is always running ? And I am not sure how much power a computer uses's but why waste energy for nothing ? But mainly what would be the harm to turn it off ?

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Edited by snooker, 07 June 2007 - 01:14 PM.

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Hi ... I'm curious why would you want to keep your computer running if you are not using it ? I mean if you know you wouldn't be using it for a few hours , Then why keep it going ? Also if you do , Don't you think that your fans including the CPU will clog up faster if your comp is always running ? And I am not sure how much power a computer uses's but why waste energy for nothing ? But mainly what would be the harm to turn it off ?

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The first book I read on computers suggested never turning the computer off. This was based on the fact that electrical componants go through the most stress at the time in which you turn it on. I clean my fans once a month before they get dusty so the cleanliness of the inside doesn't concern me. It is a bit of a waste of energy but standbye and hibernation features reduce the energy consuption.

Edited by Titan8990, 07 June 2007 - 01:47 PM.

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Hi ... I'm curious why would you want to keep your computer running if you are not using it ? I mean if you know you wouldn't be using it for a few hours , Then why keep it going ? Also if you do , Don't you think that your fans including the CPU will clog up faster if your comp is always running ? And I am not sure how much power a computer uses's but why waste energy for nothing ? But mainly what would be the harm to turn it off ?

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The first book I read on computers suggested never turning the computer off. This was based on the fact that electrical componants go through the most stress at the time in which you turn it on. I clean my fans once a month before they get dusty so the cleanliness of the inside doesn't concern me. It is a bit of a waste of energy but standbye and hibernation features reduce the energy consuption.

Oh ,,, I never knew they suggest never turn it off , Though every day I always turn mine off, Sometimes I will do it more then once in a single day and my computer is going on 6 years without a problem , I guess I'm lucky then ? I do agree standbye and hibernation features reduce the energy consuption ...

BTW you clean your fans every month ? I hope you do so with the power off ? :whistling:
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Of course i do :whistling:. There are always times with the computer has to be turned off or restarted for things such as Windows updates, it's just a superstition these days but it is one many of us will stick by.

Edit: To add to this many of the older techs consider "turned off" to mean that all the power is killed via the switch on the PSU. When the computer is "off" but the PSU switch is turned on then the computer is almost in a form of hibernation.

Edited by Titan8990, 07 June 2007 - 05:21 PM.

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