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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Paul, Nov 1, 2005.

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  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Is it better for the life of the electronics, HDD bearing, and/or monitor to
    turn all off or put into standby if I will not be using pc over night?

  2. Spajky

    Spajky Guest

    if you go to bed, put also your PC to sleep (turn it off...)! :)
  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    You had to know the follow up question:

    If I will not be using it for four hours.....

    What about two hours?

    If only two hours should I even put it in standby?

  4. Spajky

    Spajky Guest

    Why not?
    I do it regurarly if I do not intend to use it more than an hour;
    during the day, mine is in suspend about more than half time ..
    (18h on, 12h in suspend approx, ready to be used ...)
  5. Paul

    Paul Guest

    its a trade off, right? The power down and power up put stress on the

  6. Ralph Mowery

    Ralph Mowery Guest

    Don't worry about it either way. I turn my computer on first thing in the
    morning and off at bedtime. At work we have some that have been running
    24/7 for 4 years.

    It should be outdated before you would notice any effect either way. Just
    think of the monitor the same way you do of your TV set and treat it the
  7. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Who says that I am treating my TV properly? If I might be watching it again
    in under 4 hours, I just leave it on, thinking that that is better for the
    TV electronics.

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