leaving PC on 16 hours a day?
Posted 11 September 2007 - 05:08 PM
Posted 11 September 2007 - 05:12 PM
Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:48 PM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:48 AM
- is it a desktop, perhaps you could use a laptop instead which would reduce the cost and would switch to its own power in case of a quick power-flicker
- if it is a desktop and overnight, perhaps you could turn off he screen,
- if you live in an area where there are storms, it would be better not to leave the computer connected(lightning)
- if it is a laptop, one could take out the battery, but that would make it vunrable to power fluctuations and flickers
I think that a lot of older computers can be used for guard duty like monitoring the system or running as server, in fact some of the older computers I feel are more robust than their newer counterparts, and since their function is usually simple there life can be very long but please remember to open up the case one in a while because being left to run the dust builds up inside and start to clog things, just use a dry air can extract the dust build up
Edited by fleamailman, 12 September 2007 - 12:58 AM.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:59 AM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:07 AM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:45 AM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 04:30 AM
You can get power surge protectors, but the good ones are expensive (around $80 or so). I have a $10 cheapie from Bunnings that sits at the wall in case of some kind of short-out, but I always completely disconnect the power cables from the wall when there's a storm. Completely pulling the cord out will stop the damages done by lightning.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 05:03 AM
Edited by fleamailman, 12 September 2007 - 05:05 AM.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 05:07 AM
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