How often do you give your puter an "off day"?

Discussion in 'polls' started by luciddream, Jun 24, 2012.

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How often do you give your puter an "off day"?

  1. Every night

    44 vote(s)
    62.9%
  2. Every few days to a week

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. Every couple weeks to a month

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Every other/few months

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  5. Only when I go away for awhile/vacation

    13 vote(s)
    18.6%
  6. NEVAR!

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    My desktop computer is either on or sleeping. I only switch it off if i'm going away on holiday.
     
  2. carat

    carat Guest

    Nearly every night. :)
     
  3. The GLoW

    The GLoW Registered Member

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    In somewhat of a compromise between the always "on" crowd vs those who shut it down, I make it a point to not turn it on and off more than once per day. And after a full day on, I "rest" it. Then I turn to my backup pc so that I can keep going and going....
     
  4. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    The idea that a machine (any machine) will deteriorate less if it's always on is nothing more than an urban myth.
    The simple fact that it produces heat and movement is enough for wear and tear. If you'll leave it on it will wear and tear; it's inevitable.
    Turning on your machine (PC in this case) will cause a peak of activity for a number of minutes. That's nothing compared with leaving it on its own for evar.
     
  5. TigerRaptorFX

    TigerRaptorFX Registered Member

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    If I'm not using it I turn it off.
     
  6. guest

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    I just put my in standby mode, doesn't make sense to reboot all the time
    and it will not wear it out either, same as other devices that are actually
    on all the time, many devices are built this way, I reboot when I do a cleaning
    or an install or uninstall
     
  7. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I use sleep mode or hibernate when I'm not using my laptops, I never actually shut them down. I don't reboot to install Windows updates, I only ever reboot when I Windows starts becoming unstable due to running for too many days.
     
  8. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

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    I only put my desktop to sleep, laptop is either on or off. :D
     
  9. new2security

    new2security Registered Member

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    I don't know which is better - booting the HD every day or run it 24/7. But I turn off my PC every night.
     
  10. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    For the last 4 months I've been shutting down my machines each night, after years of leaving them turned on continuously.
    An added, unanticipated benefit of this is, I'm getting more sleep! :D
     
  11. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    Normally, if I am not using the computer, the computer is off. I dont leave them on if they are not going to be used for an hour or so. The only time that I leave a computer on overnight is if I forget to turn it off.

    Bo
     
  12. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I strongly disagree. Ime most people turn off their computers.

    I turn off the computer I'm using 99% of the time when I'm done using it. So at least twice a day I power off.
     
  13. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Every night if I remember. As I use three notebooks, most of the time they are on sleep mode and might remain on for days.
     
  14. RSpanky

    RSpanky Registered Member

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    When I'm done using it
     
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