Do you keep your PC on always ?


Is your computer always powered on ? Which is applicable to you?

  1. Always on

  2. Powered off on weekends

    0 vote(s)
  3. Powered off every night

  4. Powered on only during work hours

    0 vote(s)
  5. Only powered on when using the computer

By ravisunny2 · 34 replies
Jul 11, 2007
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  1. TonyGuitar

    TonyGuitar TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Verrrrry interesting.

    My habit is to always go to standby when leaving the computer.

    Often it pays to bookmark good web pages and then clear them and close down the browsers.

    Mozilla, Opera, Netscape and IE. This clears off a lot of temp file buildup and everything runs *snappy*.

    I notice that while I like Mozilla Firefox. Task Manager shows that it likes to collect a lot of baggage, so that*s why it pays to clear off the pages and restart fresh often. = TG
  2. TonyGuitar

    TonyGuitar TS Rookie Posts: 90


    You would get better answers to your security / Webroot question if you ask in the security forum. However...

    Webroot is pretty good. I use from time to time and Computer World promoted it too.

    You should have others as well, like Avira, ZeroSpyware, MS Defender, LavaSoft Ad-Aware, and more.

    A security sweep with one will trap germs the others miss.

    I used to use good virus software based in Russia, but sorry to say that because of scamming bot-net servers that Putin refuses to control, my confidence in some very nice people there has faded.

    May your next car be a gas free EV. = TG
  3. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    My gaming PC get the off when im not gaming =]
    usually at night.
  4. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    I shut down my computer every night. Depends on what time usaually around 11 or so. The only time I leave it on is if I forget to turn it off or I am downloading a patch for a game or just downloading a big file. My internet is really slow, it runs at 27.5 KB/s. I would love to have a download speed of 80 KB/s. :D
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I'm sure he meant 80 Kilobytes per second.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,004   +2,532

    Wake Up Maggie, There's Something I need to Say to You

    Rod Stewart says, You should probably post this in one of the software forums.

    In response to the actual point of this thread, Captaincranky says, I shut my computers off at every possible opportunity. Reasons being, I'm poor, I'm cheap, and I'm an orphan and don't have parents to pay my electric bill. Also, it's the environmentally responsible thing to do. Do you like how I worked simultaneous bragging and complaining into the motif?
  7. TonyGuitar

    TonyGuitar TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Standby is OK, I use it, yet there is a caution. . .

    Some apps, like Mozilla Firefox, [excellent browser BTW], keep churning away and if left on standby too long, can build up memory and CPU demand.

    This can result in a long wait coming off standby, it*s almost like a lock-up at times. Ctrl - Alt - Del can snap the screen to life and sometimes there is just a long wait before things come to life anyway.

    I know what program is demanding on CPU and memory because I always have *CoolBeans** running at the top center screen. When the green bar shoots rightward into the red, I hit ctrl-alt-del and Taskmanager will show you who is taking up all the CPU or Memory demand.

    Search CoolBeans. A free program that always lets you know instantly when your memory, swapmemory[on disk] and CPU get bogged down.

    I am never without it. = TG
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,986   +12
  9. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 482

    my pc is only powered on when i use it.My dad has a laptop and he sometimes hibernates,sometimes leaves it on standby,and sometimes turns it off.phew! that was long.
  10. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    I turn my PC off every night on the weekends. on the weekdays I only have it on when I'm using it.


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