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Is that detrimental to the system if I make it sleep all the time?
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all it does is keep your volatile memory "alive." sleeping in and of itself should not affect the computer. however if you have any memory leaks those will remain as well as any other quirks that the classic panacea restart would fix. so sometimes (i've found this especially true for windows) its good to shutdown every few days (or more or less depending on how heavily you use it).
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There has always been a large amount of debate on this subject.

Most of the concern associated with it is that it kicks your hard drive on and off as you come in an out of sleep. Also I've herd of some people having driver issues caused by the computer going to sleep...

I don't know how much hard proof there really is on the subject.. I don't let any of my systems sleep. I do however let my screens turn off when I'm away for a certain period of time.
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Don't think so, just using a lot of memory to restore to its state. I have yet to see a test that shows the life of a pc, shut off verses always on. I had 16 pc at work that ran 24hrs a day, and they are over 6years old. I have seen AMD mobo's last 8 years, on off.
When there is no real mechanical parts, hard to say which is better.

One thing, keep the inside clean, heat is not a good friend.
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Don't think so, just using a lot of memory to restore to its state. I have yet to see a test that shows the life of a pc, shut off verses always on. I had 16 pc at work that ran 24hrs a day, and they are over 6years old. I have seen AMD mobo's last 8 years, on off.
When there is no real mechanical parts, hard to say which is better.

One thing, keep the inside clean, heat is not a good friend.
I don't think it so much that fact of shutting it off and on here and there but that some people tend to have it on a 15 min sleep. Which is why I think some people have a concern since a normal HD does have mechanical parts and your causing them to kick more if you going back an forth between your computer multiple times bringing it in an out of sleep. Edit: Compared to someone that shuts it off at night or when they leave the house.

But as we both said there really is no hard evidence to show for it. So do what you feel is right.
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I don't use sleep or hibernate because it crashes my computer. However, it is really jus a personal choice. Modern Pc equipment will last far longer than the point at wich it will be obselete.
    
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