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    Was just curious what you leave on when you go to bed or leave the house. I've heard different things for which is best. Right now i shut it all down when i go to bed.

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    1. Shut it all down
    2. Both monitor and computer are on 24 hrs a day
    3. Leave computer on but turn off monitor

    I used to leave both on 24/7 but monitor evertually went bad. Was this because i left it on all the time?

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    When I go to sleep or away more then 1 hour I:

    1. Shut it all down

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TrustNo1™:
    I used to leave both on 24/7<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I shut it completely off at the end of the day, but I used to leave it on 24/7 years ago. I think my longest stretch was about 90 days when I ran OS/2 and that shut-down was only because I applied a service pack. Although, XP seems rock-solid here, I could probably make that again, but back then I used it for fax reception too so there was a reason for it. With Win95/8/Me I used to reboot multiple times a day just to keep it running acceptably.

    I honestly don't think it matters all that much, but I'd not shut down unless I expected to be away for more than 4 hours at minimum - the most stress on the components are during start-up.

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    I shut everything off when I go to bed otherwise it's all on about 16 hours a day.

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    It's all on 24/7

    At home, my oldest monitor just died after 7 years of that treatment

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    Everything stays on here 24/7. The only time I shut down is when there is really bad thunderstorms and then I even unplug. If I'm going to be for more than a day or 2 I'll shutdown, but that's just because the weather is so unpredictable here.

    Now that I have XP, it seems to put my monitor on sleep if the computer has been inactive for a certain period of time. My last monitor lasted me about 5 or 6 years and it was a real cheapie one.

    Shut down at night?!? No way. That would mean I would have to reboot to do the quick email check in the middle of the night when mother nature wakes me up. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I have four systems running here at all times. They run 24/7, and are hooked up to multiple UPS systems. I learned years ago that redundency is key, so I have regular backups on a grandfather system.

    Frankly, it is harder on your CPU to power-up/power-down than it is to run it consistantly.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>2. Both monitor and computer are on 24 hrs a day<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    computer??? computers!

    Everything is on 24/7 here. Unless I'm going to be out for several days, then SOME get shut down.



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    I turn everything off in the when I'm "done".

    Though since I'm never really "done", I usually end up turning the computer back on later in the evening.

    Sometimes making it a little harder to get on the computer keeps me off of it. Which is hard to do. If I left it on all the time I'd be on it even more.

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    Yeah....when its always on.. its so easy to "Just sit down for 5 mins" Yeah, right. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] 5 mins becomes an hour, an hour becomes another project started, blah blah.

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    When I'm trying to sleep it's all shut down. Harder on the computer or not, that's one less humming racket for me to try to sleep through.

    Other than that, it's usually on for about 18 hours/day. Or night, as the case usually is! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    If a thunderstorm happens, I unplug it all if it gets too windy outside since the power is prone to go on and off repeatedly during those times.

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    I'd recommend investing in a UPS if you don't already have one [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] Still a good idea to unplug during storms, I guess.. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    I shut everything down at night and when I'm leaving the house for more than a few hours. Other than that, it's on.

    I'm on cable, so I'm always connected to the Internet, and although I have good firewall and virus protection, I don't like walking away and leaving it unattended for too long.

    You never know what little program has been bundled with another one, running in the background...if you know what I mean.

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    I shut down everything when I leave the house or go to bed. But I do try to shut down 2-3 times during the day to force myself to be away from the computer.

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    What is sleep? lol

    I have it on 24/7 for most of the week, give it some rest on sundays OR on CJ's "tracking not affected" (upgrade) days. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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