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Besides your RAM running out, is there any actual damage that can result of leaving your computer on for long periods of time? Does this damage hardware in any way?

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I don't believe so, I mean this computer that I'm on currently (Celeron, 566 mhz) is running 100% and has been for the entire day, for several years non-stop. Sure, it's good to get a reboot in every once in a while to clear your page file and RAM out, but it's not going to do any physical damage.

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Besides your RAM running out, is there any actual damage that can result of leaving your computer on for long periods of time? Does this damage hardware in any way?
Theres also a flip side to the coin. Most pieces of electrical equipment are rated in hours of operation. I forgot which thread it was, but someone mentioned that modern cpu's if left on 24 hours a day would last about 10 years or so.

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10 years ? amd only warrants them for 3 ?
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Yeah, MBTF (Mean Time Before Failure) means how many hours it's rated to work before it dies on you. Used in just about anything with a motor.
Besides, before 10 years is up, you'll have 2 different computers far better than that one.

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