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Should I Run 24/7 or turn off at night ?

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Hey, I wanted to know whats better for my computer, running it 24/7 or turning it off at night ? Thanks !
    
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post #2 of 27
Turning it off gives it a break, but i never turn my off.
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post #3 of 27
It's all relative man...doesn't really matter THAT much. But, leaving it on would be ideal I'd think...as long as it stays nice and cool.
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post #4 of 27
turning it off will save you about 20-30$ a month on your electric bill, but many prefer to leave it on 24-7,
i leave my comp on 24-7...
it doesnt hurt your computer either way
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i turn it off everynight because electricity isnt free and it shortens the lifespan of your computer, but not really in significant numbers. =o
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post #6 of 27
Leaving it on all the time wastes a lot of power.
Thats my reason for turning mine off.
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post #7 of 27
There's no reason not to turn it off. Leaving it on just burns energy.
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post #8 of 27
how much power does a typical pc consume?
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post #9 of 27
I always like to turn mine off so thta it seems "fresh" next time plus there's the power bill. As far as for what's actually better for the pc I'm not sure is it continous operation and heat or being turned off and on all the time. I'm gonna go with it's actually "healthier" for the pc to leave it on all the time. Just my 2 cent's worth.
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post #10 of 27
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Thanks for all the quick replies! I think ill let mine rest =]
    
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