Leave PC turn on for how long?

March 18, 2009 at 21:58:52
Specs: Windows XP
I just want to know that how many hours per day can we leave the pc turns on?

I always leave my pc to dl for many hours or even day.

Everyone! How many hours per day u use ya pc or laptop?


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#1
March 19, 2009 at 02:08:00
I've got one that's been on since August 2007 (save for a couple of power outages that lasted longer than the UPS)...

Only reboot when resources get low.


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#2
March 19, 2009 at 04:22:06
I leave mine on all the time. Rebooting every month or so. So do you want to know how long the machine stays on, or how long I work on it? I'm in front of a computer probably 11 or 12 hours a day.

EEOC


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#3
March 19, 2009 at 05:32:29
Our desktop stays on 24\7 as well.
The laptops are turned off when not in use.


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#4
March 19, 2009 at 06:01:01
The more a desktop PC remains on, the more DUST will be collecting inside the case over time. Undesirable.

Is yours clean.????
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#5
March 19, 2009 at 06:30:26
I have mine running constantly as well. It only reboots when there is a need for updates or software installation/removal.

Yes leaving it on will allow build up of dust, but the constant turning it off and on is not good for them either. This causes heat expansion and cooling contractions that can cause soldered components to fail and also dependent on humidity factor can lead to build up of moisture that can also cause havoc.

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#6
March 19, 2009 at 08:20:28
I turn mine off nightly at bed time and reboot between program installs and running 3d games.

Saves electricity and dust buildup and minimizes heat up/cool down of components while preserving resources and ensuring proper operation.

"Doin' right ain't got no end." Cap'n Red Legs


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#7
March 19, 2009 at 08:30:46
>>>"The more a desktop PC remains on, the more DUST will be collecting inside the case over time."<<<

Not necessarily:

http://www.xoxide.com/lascutfangri....


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#8
March 19, 2009 at 08:40:37
I believe this has to do with how much you use the PC ! If you use it several hours each day ,then I would IMHO leave it on remembering a occassionial reboot is good for refreshing your PC . However if you only use your PC for a couple of hours ,then I would say turn it off . Not only to save power consumption as others stated the buld up of dust and the wear and tear on the moving parts fans, H.D.'s etc ! Its more or less a users decision ,I turn mine off daily after a 2-3 hour session of use in the early morn !
Best Wishes ,Nick

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#9
March 19, 2009 at 11:40:54
I turn my systems off when not in use. But as stated above there are pros and cons for each side. I lean toward using less electricity. PCs do draw quite a few watts.

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