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Is there a danger in leaving a pc on all the time?

post #1 of 25
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From what i have heard and can gather, if you have a decent psu, no. Am i wrong? Why?
post #2 of 25
No I doubt somthing can happen., My moms freind never turns his PC off (Unless he goes on vacation). Oh and he turns it off if there is a thunder storm.
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There is always the risk of fire, but ive left my PC on 24/7 for the past 3 years. No problems.
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No real problem. parts will wear slightly faster, but thats not saying much when they still last 10 years.
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Makes sense. Repieees.
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Alot of us folders leave our rigs on 24/7. I haven't had any problems yet.
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post #7 of 25
My dad left his on for most of the time over 3 years, and it killed his Capaciators on his motherboard. They had blown out and were leaking Brown stuff. However, that was a cheap budget board, so whatever.
post #8 of 25
i have had my rig on months at a time no problems so far
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post #9 of 25
I personally turn mine off whenever I'm not using it because I don't want to waste power; I just don't like wasting energy. I'm also a little bit paranoid because I had two Aspire (Apevia) power supplies literally blow up in my case, so I figure that the less the PSU is used, the less I wear down the components inside.

However, some claim that turning the computer on and off a lot wears down the components faster than just leaving the computer on.
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post #10 of 25
My computers never get turned off and i got 4 of them no problems on any of them. Even the old dell with a p3 goes 100-200 days without even a reboot.
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