Running 24/7?

Discussion in 'polls' started by mercurie, May 27, 2007.

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Do you allow your home PC to run 24/7 round the clock?

  1. Yes (post your own reasons if different then below)

    42 vote(s)
    21.8%
  2. No (post your own reasons if different then below)

    29 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Yes, occasional I reboot but otherwise I hate to wait

    29 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. No, it is a waste of energy and money

    93 vote(s)
    48.2%
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  1. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Do you run your Home PC 24/7 round the clock? I'll give my opinion first. Yes. I reboot but otherwise I hate to wait.

    Thanks for your votes. :)
     
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  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I do run them from when I get up, until when I go to bed, because they are in use. I just don't see any point in leaving them on when I am asleep.
     
  3. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I understand. I let mine get it's AV updates and Windows updates but install when I am there. I can also set things to run while asleep like updates and scans, but I always babysit a windows update. Thanks.
     
  4. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    No I believe it's less stress on the hardware. Why burn the life cycle when I don't need it?
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have owned two computer shops before I retired and in my experience I see no advantage in letting a computer run 24/7. actually it is better to turn them off since when they reboot is when they do the most of their internal house keeping and rearranging of files.
     
  6. tradetime

    tradetime Registered Member

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    I have read numerous debate on the subject of whether it is better or worse for a computer to let it run or continuously shutdown and restart, can't honestly say I have been convinced by either arguement but I prefer to let mine run.
     
  7. Long View

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    On when I'm working - Off when I'm not.
     
  8. ASpace

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    No , I don't .

    Not only it is a waste of energy , but it is no point . I let my computers relax when I sleep :)
     
  9. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I don´t see why I need to keep my PC turned on when I´m not using it. I always put it in standby mode, just like I do with any other electric appliance. I mean is your TV also turned on 24/7? o_O
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Running since 2001 without a stop, downloading the Internet.
    Some computers have been on for more than a year. I only recently powered down one to install UPS.
    Mrk
     
  11. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I turn my computer OFF, if I don't need it anymore. I don't see any benefit to leave it ON.
     
  12. Antarctica

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    My computer goes to sleep at the same time as me.:)
     
  13. lodore

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    my pc turns on in the morning and turns off when i go to bed.
    if my whole family go out for the day like today then the pc is off till we got home.
    lodore
     
  14. screamer

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    My machine(s) run 24/7. If they're not BackingUp, they're running a scan or D/Ling something. My wifes machine gets turned off since it's hardy used.

    ...screamer
     
  15. InfinityAz

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    Computers, router, and cable modem turned off when not it use.
     
  16. The Hammer

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    Same here.
     
  17. fixmypcmike

    fixmypcmike Registered Member

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    I leave mine on to run backups and security updates and scans.
     
  18. Rmus

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    I've become very frugal, so I turn off the computer at night, and when leaving home.

    -rich
     
  19. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Ditto to the above, also when I'm not actually 'using' it.

    Marja:cool:
     
  20. farmerlee

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    I run my old school pentium 3 system pretty much 24/7. I always have it doing something plus its convenient.
     
  21. danny9

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    I run Seti and Einstein and leave my computer running 24/7 so they can continue to procecss work units.:cool:
     
  22. malformed

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    2 of 4 of my PCs run nonstop ... Downloads/FTP Server etc.. Like Mrk; both PCs have gone a long time without reboots.
     
  23. Meriadoc

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    All the 'home/family' machines are turned off when not in use. The other network/work has some productive stuff going on all the time and they are only powered down for maintenance.
     
  24. WSFuser

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    I dont run my PCs 24/7 but I do try to leave them on as much as possible for Folding@home.
     
  25. herbalist

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    Mine runs 24/7, but not always the same OS. Mine runs scheduled tasks and larger downloads at night. The monitor shuts down after 15 minutes of inactivity.

    I've read that most component wear occurrs at startup and shutdown. It holds true for vehicle engines and industrial equipment. While I can't prove or disprove this when it comes to PCs, mine has been running 24/7 with only occasional reboots for changes or for switching operating systems for the last 3 years. There's been no failures of any of the OEM hardware, which is about 8 years old now.

    Besides, I like having it ready to go whenever I want to use it, which can be at any odd hour.
    Rick
     
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