Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Turning Off My Computer

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I work, play and surf on my computer every day for many many hours, but i never turn it off.
someone once told me that it is good for the computer to keep it on.
does anyone know if that is true or i should turn my computer off every day for a few hours?
  • 0




    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,236 posts
I leave my computer on 24/7 and reboot it about once a week or so just to get things fresh again. That being said, keeping your computer on all the time is fine and won't damage anything on the computer. It is actually better to leave the computer running then to start and stop it every day. Less wear-and-tear on the hardware of the computer, most specifically the hard drive since during shutdown and startup the hard drive is used a lot.

I do have my monitors set to turn off after 5 minutes of inactivity to save the life of the backlight on my LCD TV and monitor that I have hooked up to my computer.

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP