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is it a bad habit to be leaving my pc on 24/7? i never turn it off. is there any kid of performance loss. is losing 2% performance dail true?
    
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Its absolutely ok.
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The only thing it's bad for is electric bills.
post #5 of 17
makes no difference, Scientific number crunchers would'nt make half the progress of theu turned them off when they leave for the evening.
    
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post #6 of 17
mine has been on 24/7 for almost a year. except for when messing around with it, changing my board and 3 weeks for vacation.
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post #7 of 17
As long as your temperatures are good your fine. mines been on for about 2 weeks now.. NOt including when I change video cards.
post #8 of 17
Well, leaving the computer on all day tends to collect more dust than a pc that is turned off after use.
post #9 of 17
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cool, i was just wondering, i have left my pc on for a long time, the other pc before this had all 4 years of on time unless i was changing a part. i was just surfing the web and stumbled upon a few things saying it may just be bad.
this thing has fans all over, its insanely lean inside
btw what is a folding team? and is there anyway i can join if im interested?
    
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post #10 of 17
When you start up your computer you are essentially electrically shocking the components. You will see more life out of your pc running it 24/7 but it comes at the cost of the electric bill. But while your running it 24/7, why not fold?

As far as life expectancy, I have a old P4 3.0Ghz that I got for Christmas 2001 and it has been running 24/7 for its life. I did have a hd go back though.
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Edited by mortimersnerd - 5/26/08 at 11:24am
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