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IT Question] motherboard lifespan check
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Default IT Question] motherboard lifespan check - 07-14-2014, 09:37 | posts: 3

if a motherboard runs 24/7 non-stop compare to a motherboard that has 2-4hrs rest everyday.

which one will last longer?
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Default 07-14-2014, 10:18 | posts: 3,771 | Location: Canada

For electronic goods the harshest thing is powering up.

I have an Asus P5K-E motherboard that has run 24/7 about 6+ years now, and my current system has run 24/7 about 2 years now.
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Default 07-14-2014, 23:57 | posts: 2,579 | Location: canada

All my rigs run 24\7 with overclock, never had any die on me yet or degrade for that matter. I've had to retire a few simply because they outlived their usefulness.

Oldest running rig was seven years but I put it down when XP support ended.
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Default 07-15-2014, 02:00 | posts: 10,640 | Location: Toledo

Originally Posted by Jinfiltration View Post
if a motherboard runs 24/7 non-stop compare to a motherboard that has 2-4hrs rest everyday.

which one will last longer?
Impossible to say really. Depends on quality control that day. Generally speaking though it's actually better to leave it on permanently.
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Default 07-15-2014, 15:04 | posts: 1,221 | Location: New Hampsha'

I support several dozen servers at work.

Mobo failure is almost never the problem that kills a server. Its usually the HDDs that go first, followed by PSs.
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Default 07-16-2014, 06:11 | posts: 313 | Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

How about sleep state ? Better to still let it run 24/7 still than letting it go to sleep ?
Or its still the same thing as powering it up from a shutdown ?
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