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Poll Results: Powering off Vs. Sleep/Hibernation

 
  • 25% (15)
    I put my PC into sleep/hibernate mode when not in use.
  • 50% (29)
    I turn it off at night/when I'm not using it.
  • 24% (14)
    I never turn it off.
58 Total Votes  
post #1 of 24
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So...not sure if I put this in the right place, and if not, I'll ask a mod to kindly move it, but I was wondering how many of you power off your PC compared to how many of you go into sleep mode?

I've heard that it reduces lifespan of hardware powering off...but it's actually pretty costly (according to my research with my own electric bill) leaving it on all the time.
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post #2 of 24
I turn off my computer when I go to sleep, or when I go to work. I sleep it when I go to eat, run out and do errands, and know that i'll be back in an hour or 2. I don't see the sense of keeping my computer on 24/7, when i'm not using it.
post #3 of 24
It is either off, or on. Never slept, never hibernated. With boot times now a days it is much better to do off and on.
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post #4 of 24
I never turn it off. If I'm gone for a day or longer, I will turn it off, but I have a lot running, and I hate turning it off. And my computer HATES restarting.. I ALWAYS get errors after turning on my pc.
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post #5 of 24
24/7 for me, when im not here its locked
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post #6 of 24
i only keep it on overnight when im downloading something (internet is not that fast where im from)

but i set it to auto-shutdown

sleep when going out for a while

off when not in use
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post #7 of 24
Never off here.
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
It is either off, or on. Never slept, never hibernated. With boot times now a days it is much better to do off and on.
Why would turning it off be "much better" than putting it to sleep/hibernate??

I don't turn off my pc unless I know I'm not going to use it for more than a day. Other than that I will put it to sleep if I know I'm going to be gone for more than 5 hours if less than 5 hours I'll just keep it on.
post #9 of 24
Reduces life span by....what?

My PC is from 1994. Been turning it off every day. Even has the original Quantum HDD.

Did I reduce it's life span from 50 years to 49? If so, who cares?
    
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post #10 of 24
When I'm going out or going to sleep, I not only turn off my computer, but unplug it from the wall socket. I read an article saying that leaving electronics plugged in even when off will drain electricity. So I tried to test it with my Microwave, AC, and Computer, and guess what. Savings of $75 per month, so I started doing it ever since. All you have to do is unplug your appliance/electronic device when it is off, It takes all of 3 seconds if not less to do so.
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