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TwistedElegance 03-18-2006 09:02 AM

Do you leave your pc on or turn if off?
Do you leave your pc on or turn it off each day?

I know many people who leave their PCs running ALL the time. I'm on an antiquated system that needs to have its rest at night, so I let her sleep a little. ;)

What about everyone else?

Edit: I was going to add a poll to this, but I clicked submit too soon. Grr!

trappercase 03-18-2006 09:05 AM

Maybe the admins will put a pollin for you. I, myself, never shut my computer off.

a_brewsy 03-18-2006 10:34 AM

accidents happen
my pc is on from dawn till dusk
and sometimes through the night

Sami 03-20-2006 03:13 AM

My pc's are on standby mode. But after reading this article

( Billions of devices sitting idle in “standby” mode waste vast amounts of energy. adding up to more than $3 billion in annual energy costs )
I am seriously reconsidering it.

trappercase 03-20-2006 02:56 PM

That's a good point, Sami. I think I leave mine on from habit. Back when I first got a computer it took over five minutes to boot up. I supposed it's not necessary anymore. Is there any benefit to turning it off occaasionaly?

ChatMod#1 03-20-2006 07:31 PM

I leave my comp on most of the time, because i am always doing something on it, or downloading some software or something like that.

William_Wilson 03-20-2006 10:19 PM

my comp runs pretty much 24/7 i only restarted once in the last month or so, because i was installing Vista, lol. I like the sound while i'm sleeping, it isn't that loud, just a constant hum. :D

ChatMod#1 03-21-2006 01:06 AM

William did u buy Vista already? How did u get it?

a_brewsy 03-21-2006 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by William_Wilson
because i was installing Vista

how on earth did you get vista
or are you just bigging yourself up

TwistedElegance 03-26-2006 07:53 AM

Thanks to the mod that added the poll. :biggrin:

That is very interesting about standby. My computer is so old, it does some funky things when trying to get it out of standby, so I just opt to leave it running or shut it down altogether.

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