Uptime records

By Mictlantecuhtli ยท 33 replies
Oct 18, 2002
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  1. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    Hey Steg, you like Genesis too?
  2. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    Yeh, dispite being 15, im a big genesis fan, the early stuff, before it turned into the phil collins pop band after hackett left. Recently went to see a tribute band (G2).

    Can't get anywhere near my 10 day uptime again - Lineage keeps filling windows up to the point where it is unusable.

  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    I can't go 3 days without something (cough, window, cough) needing to reboot because of an update. I just broke 2 days so I'm assuming I'll have to reboot for some reason in the next 22 hrs.
  4. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    MY laptop heats up to unstable in about 13hrs :dead: . My comps get ( at most) 35 hrs of uptime if I accidentally leave them on all night. I don't do it often, though, because the one who pay the electricity bills (my parents) are beginning to consider getting rid of some of them :eek:
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    My main machine doesn't tend to stay up more than about 5 days at a time, and less now that I'm back on dialup. For some reason, under investigation by myself and some people in the IRC channel, my modem refuses to send and recieve after some point, then shortly after I get a modem driver interface crash, and simply starting that exe back up doesn't fix it, I have to do a full reboot to be able to connect again.
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I use to have a server for my BF2 / CS games and I kept it on for about 8 months then it broke or something :haha:

    My current computer I use for gaming doesnt stay on for longer then a day ( depends on if im at a LAN party because at LAN I stay up for like 2 days non-stop :D )
  7. PuterGeekGirl

    PuterGeekGirl TS Rookie Posts: 64

    6 weeks, 4 days...Windows 2000
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

  9. MarcFOnline

    MarcFOnline TS Rookie Posts: 74

    My XP machine gets rebooted roughly once a week, but like folks have said, driver installations and major software installs/uninstalls sometimes require more often reboots than that.

    As far as my uptime record is concerned, as an undergrad, I liked to see how long I could keep Instant Messenger online without the internet connection going dead and disconnecting me. (The T3 line at my school got a bit overloaded sometimes.) Since that would also require leaving the computer running without a reboot, I can definitely say I made it at least three weeks at one point... but unfortunately don't have an exact number.

    Frankly, I've found XP to be Microsoft's most stable OS to date. I do have a beta copy of Vista installed on my machine as well, but I don't usually stay booted into it long enough to fully test its stability over time. Does anyone have any experience with long uptimes in Vista?

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