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Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
Thanks, but is it safe to leave it on all day, than just turn it off at night?
It makes no difference, but as Two Cables said: why waste the electricity.

Also, it's not like several years ago when it took 5 min. for the system to boot up from a cold start. A modern computer with a standard HDD takes less than a minute to boot.
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post #12 of 21
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It makes no difference, but as Two Cables said: why waste the electricity.

Also, it's not like several years ago when it took 5 min. for the system to boot up from a cold start. A modern computer with a standard HDD takes less than a minute to boot.
Exactly.

I used to preach on here that it was far better to leave a system on 24/7 so that it's not going through the on/off cycle every single day (warm up, cool down, warm up, cool down, warm up, cool down, etc. OUCH!). However, those days are over with for anyone who has a modern system. I think that even decent Intel Core2 systems and their AMD equivalents are immune to this daily on/off cycle!

The kind of systems I think we should worry about more are like Pentium 4 systems and their AMD equivalents as well as older ones.

So in other words: they don't make them like they used to, and that's a good thing!
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post #13 of 21
The only problem you'll find is that you might have to clean it out more often.
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post #14 of 21
Yes it's safe to leave it on all day, however your electric bill will feel the effects and leaving a computer on all day adds wear to the life if your hard drive. Unless your hard drive is set to turn off. I prefer to turn mine off to save money on the electric bill
Edited by whitingnick - 7/17/11 at 6:21pm
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post #15 of 21
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can you go into some info as to why?
Because I've been building computers since 1995, and often there are troubles/strange symptoms when using Hibernate in homebuilt computers. Reason is compatability problems between all kinds of hardware and software/drivers.

And in many cases there are symptoms not showing up at once, but can show itself later.

OEM computers are often built and tested for compatability towards hibernate.

I have had so many problems using Hibernate that I tend to stay away from it.
    
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Simply put: Hibernate was and still is designed for laptops.
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also, if you leave it too long inbetween turn offs. your system will slow down and become laggy. friend left his on for 2 weeks and eventually it was impossible to use
     
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post #18 of 21
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also, if you leave it too long inbetween turn offs. your system will slow down and become laggy. friend left his on for 2 weeks and eventually it was impossible to use
Yeah, but if you restart Windows every single day, then it's no problem.
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Here's what I go by....monitor off after 15 of inactivity, comp sleep after 45 min of inactivity. I don't shutdown often, but do restart every other day or so. Never had an issue, and I use an SSD...haven't seen much degradation even after a year of this routine. HDD will not have any issues ever with this routine. Also, it helps to not only save on power, but can extend the life of your TIM and fans, all other components will outlive them basically until you get a new comp.
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also, if you leave it too long inbetween turn offs. your system will slow down and become laggy. friend left his on for 2 weeks and eventually it was impossible to use
That's windows. Linux and OSX don't have that happen (IIRC).
    
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