Poll: Shut Off Computer At Night?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by -ToasT-, Aug 3, 2005.

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Do you shut off your computer at night?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    39.7%
  1. -ToasT-

    -ToasT- Ancient Guru

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    Do you shut off your computer at night (well, when you are done for the night)?

    Is it good or bad to do such a thing?
     
  2. funkymonkey

    funkymonkey Ancient Guru

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    Nope. Mine is on *SCAM-SCAM-SCAM* unless i am going out of house and not downloading anything.
    The only time i reboot is when i update drivers or for benchmarking.
    By the way PC is meant to be *SCAM-SCAM-SCAM* device.
     
  3. gram_vaz

    gram_vaz Ancient Guru

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    mine is on *SCAM-SCAM-SCAM* as well. almost always downloading something and even when i'm not it's nice to have the pc always at the ready.
     
  4. refuze

    refuze Member Guru

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    I only keep it on at night if I'm downloading something, otherwise I shut it down to save some electricity.
     

  5. Insomniac34

    Insomniac34 Ancient Guru

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    It depends. If I'm at school, I usually leave it running 24/7 in the dorms becuase I'm not the one paying for electricity. At home, though, I shut it off on occasion. I like to leave it on to DL large files overnight or to have it on when I get up in the morning. Plus, the blue LED from the fan controller and front-side fan work good as a night-light :)
     
  6. patpaa

    patpaa Member Guru

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    I shut mine off, but it should be better for the harddrive to leave it on (less reading and writing to disc), right? But on the other hand, leaving it on means that fans are spinning all the time, which should shorten their life.

    Ahh..., who cares about money anyway...?
     
  7. DrFreeze

    DrFreeze Ancient Guru

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    i shut mine off whenever im not using it for more then half an hour or it isnt DLing something, so i get about 4-8 hours a day of uptime, but then again, my current boot time is only a few minutes at most, its a cleasn install so its still pretty fast, so i dont mind rebooting, besides, my machine is right beside my bed, so even with the fans running in quiet mode i couldnt sleep

    my dads machine is *SCAM-SCAM-SCAM* however, his old win98 machine is so poluted it takes 15 minutes to boot, and then another 10 to get it in working order by shutting down all weird processes, so he just bypasses that and leaves it on all day and night
     
  8. jeffmorris

    jeffmorris Ancient Guru

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    I turn my computer off at night and when I go out. Leaving computers on 24/7 is a waste of electricity.
     
  9. RSX

    RSX Maha Guru

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    mines off at night first it saves couple buck on my electricity bill and its lesser bright and noisy, and lastly I dont want my computer get all dusty when the need isnt even there
     
  10. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    I turn mine off when im not using it and i never leave it on over night.
     

  11. David16k

    David16k Ancient Guru

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    I turn my computer off at night, because if I don't I'll get my ass kicked by my parents.

    I don't have to worry about electricty costs, because I have a 150 Watt PSU.
     
  12. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    the only time any thing electrical is on is if i need it. so my computer is usually off.. why waste electricty? and because of the power shortage in califronia i got used to being more efficent.
     
  13. Scief

    Scief Ancient Guru

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    I turn it always off when I don't need it, unlesss I'm going to use it after 30 minutes. I've had it on over the night few times, but not this year.
     
  14. chukb

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    only on when downloading stuff.. i dont understand how you guys can go without shutting down your pc.. i do it after every game i play and before every game i play.. need fresh ram and i dont trust those free ram programs.. /shrug
     
  15. Saeid

    Saeid Ancient Guru

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    My case fans are way to noisy... i actually tested the loudness with a program on my phone and it said that 20cm from my case it was about 60dB's!

    So i'm planning to get a cheap small Fan Controller and reduce the voltage flow, which inturn will reduce the RPM of the fans... and hopefully i can sleep with my pc on! :)
     

  16. Diamond15

    Diamond15 Maha Guru

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    There are no reasons to let it on all night. It only uses electricity for nothing. And i don't download that much because in belgium we have a 10gb/month limit if we go over the 10 gb we get smallband till the month is over. Smallband is like worse then 56k but you can buy gb i thought 10gb extra is the max. This is a crap rule imo.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2005
  17. bakuryu

    bakuryu Ancient Guru

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    U don't have any power faliure ?? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Mumbai is improving then ....... at least from Kolkata :D :D
    Ehh ....... I would also like to run it 24 x 7 but we have too many power faliures here !! :( :( :(

    So I turn it off at night ........ just in case they have a faliure, and my UPS doesn't provide the needed backup !!
     
  18. reflex

    reflex Ancient Guru

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    same, but i only turn off my computer if im going on vacation, if im leaving the house for a day trip then i leave it on and download something ;)
     
  19. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    I turn off mine, as its a power hungry beast and by doing so it keeps my electricity cost down, and keeps each months bill about the same.
     
  20. -ToasT-

    -ToasT- Ancient Guru

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    My dad's old computer (800MHz PIII) was on for three years without ever being shut off.

    One day, the PSU died :p
     

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