IT Question] motherboard lifespan check

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  1. Jinfiltration

    Jinfiltration New Member

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

    which one will last longer?
     
  2. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    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.
     
  3. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  4. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Impossible to say really. Depends on quality control that day. Generally speaking though it's actually better to leave it on permanently.
     

  5. Hootmon

    Hootmon Maha Guru

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    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.
     
  6. styka

    styka Master Guru

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    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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