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Discussion in 'TechSpot News and Comments' started by Shawn Knight, Oct 28, 2011.
i shut down everytime im done using it
I often leave mine on. Especially if I'm rendering video. Usually takes several hours.
Set mine to sleep after 2 hrs. Even with an SSD, no need to fully shut down.
Power is undependable where I live in Mexico. If I'm not there to attend to it, I turn off the machine. My UPS is only good for about 10 minutes, long enough to save any work and outlast the fairly frequent hiccups in service, and I'd rather monitor the shutdown than leave it to my software UPS oversight program. Dang newfangled gadgets.
i turn it off every night then turn it on in the early morning, i use it then turn it off in a bit to go to school then turn it on and keep it on all day except when not using it i let it sleep
I leave mine on .It is harder on hardware to shutdown and reboot.
I leave my machine doing Foldng@home all day. I don't worry about the electric charges that it produces because .I have reduced my carbon/electrical footprint more than what I use with the folding. and plan on reducing it further. Most people don't realize how much power all their appliance and lighting take...just switching your lighting from bulb to LED would probably pay for the power used by your computer.
Going green is the way to go...but going green with purpose is better. Folding helps medical science that could one day save a member of your family. A reason enough for me to continue that while finding ways to go green.
yes, of course. and from outlet, too.
only medieval people don`t do this.
Always on and 100% CPU
I'm part of Folding@home project, my PC runs 24/7 regardless of whether I am on the PC or not.
I used to leave my rig on 24/7, but noticed it was considerably hotter in my office, and hallway, than in the rest of the house.The temp has been a lot more comfortable in the evenings since I began shutting my pc off. Another plus is that my power bill is consistently $70-$90 less each month. I don't think of it as "going green", so much as plain old smart economics.
I put my laptop into low power consumption settings at night (not sleeping it), because the next day I typically SSH tunnel into it from my school network to bypass school filters (SOCKS5 proxy) and to access documents as well. Very helpful.
straight on all time.
just reboot when it crashes.
and it just goes off when have a blackout.
I let it suspend to ram (s2ram) after 60 minutes w/o use or overnight. It just takes a few seconds to wake up in OpenSUSE.
I turn it off at night now. Back in the day when I had a much slower internet connection, I used to leave it on all night to download stuff, but now the connection is fast enough not to worry about it.
Why would i want to wear out my hardware by leaving it on 24/7? Not to say that i don't leave my p4 fileserver on from time to time but that also seeds my favorite versions of linux. I feel that power savings and saving my hard drive life is much more important. Also gaming rigs suck a $hitload of juice.
Stay on 24/7 365. I've heard it can hurt your machine turning it on and off frequently as when you kill the power your system continues to heat up for a short period of time, if turning off after heavy use you can see the potential for problems here. My computers have always stayed on with their hard drives spinning. No longevity problems as of yet.
I have one computer that I keep on 24/7, for whatever tasks I decide for it to do. This system does not use much power, so I am not terribly concerned. I put my other "main" computer on standby whenever I'm gone during the day and at night I sometimes outright turn it off, though the later is not regularly part of my routine.
i have always shut down at night, except when i was in the business. we had novell server that ran for 8 years without a reboot. sure wish windows could do that.
My computers stays on 24/7. At night when I am asleep is when my computers run backups, disk cleanup, defrag, scans, ect... I also have security cams connected to my pc and a lot of other programs such as ftp, network scanners, ect.
I only leave my computer on at day when I leave something downloading, every other case and over nights I turn it off. It is unnecesary to leave it powered when I'm not even at home, specially since boot times are of around a minute or minute and a half.
I never shut my main PC down and haven't for years. One of the main reasons is that I remotely access it when I am not at home using Orb or Splashtop.