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Post by paul 123 on 5th October 2009, 3:12 am

turning off computer or leave it running



I've been told it's best to turn the computer off and I've also been told to leave it on . so which is the truth

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Re: best to leave computer on or turn it off

Post by Doctor Inferno on 5th October 2009, 9:22 am

It's better to turn it off. Because;

1. You save electricity. When you save electricity, you save money and save the planet.

2. Your hardware lasts longer.

Why would you want to leave it on anyway?


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Re: best to leave computer on or turn it off

Post by Belahzur on 5th October 2009, 4:37 pm

Leaving it on also eventually cause it's to run out of virtual memory (rebooting fixes that), but forces you to reboot anyhow.


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Re: best to leave computer on or turn it off

Post by Xenos on 5th October 2009, 11:02 pm

i leave mine on nearly 24/7 (i have my reasons) because with mine as its a HTPC i watch my TV through it and everything. I do reboot it alot to keep it running smoothly.

with hardware, it is given a lifespan ie. 50,000 hours (like the capacitors on my motherboard) , therfore you would go through these hours alot faster by leaving it on when you are not using it.

i suppose its a matter of opinion, if you are actually using it by having it on all the time then loosing these hours & electricity money wont be a waste.

if not then i would certainly shut it down.


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Re: best to leave computer on or turn it off

Post by Sir $wat on 6th October 2009, 12:06 am

def shuts mine down...



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Re: best to leave computer on or turn it off

Post by paul 123 on 7th October 2009, 9:27 pm

@paul 123 wrote:turning off computer or leave it running



I've been told it's best to turn the computer off and I've also been told to leave it on . so which is the truth


thanks to all that replied . I'm still learning about this computer.

I have learned more from geek police than other help. OH yeah Im still learning

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Re: best to leave computer on or turn it off

Post by Doctor Inferno on 8th October 2009, 1:38 am

Ask more questions if you have to. Smile


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