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Woof603
04-29-2004, 08:19 PM
Anyone know what's best for FB performance and computer stability, shut down computer at night, or leave it always on?

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Woof603
04-29-2004, 08:19 PM
Anyone know what's best for FB performance and computer stability, shut down computer at night, or leave it always on?

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VW-IceFire
04-29-2004, 08:28 PM
Well depends on the OS but generally a restart is always best to clear the RAM regardless of leaving it on or off at night.

I figure it probably increases processor wear and tear but thats likely trivial in its impact...

I doubt it has any performance impact overall...just preference/tolerance.

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Weather_Man
04-29-2004, 08:31 PM
You should reboot periodically for most stability. Unless you need it on for some reason, such as a file or network server, or running background programs, there is no benefit to leave it on when you don't use it. They do consume quite a bit of electricity.

rcorporon
04-29-2004, 08:32 PM
I leave it on almost 24/7. I reboot occansionally for performance reasons, but mostly it's on.

You don't turn your car off at a red light, so wny your machine?

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aerick2
04-29-2004, 08:55 PM
It's been my understanding that frequently turning your computer on and off will reduce its lifespan.

PF_Coastie
04-29-2004, 09:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rcorporon:
I leave it on almost 24/7. I reboot occansionally for performance reasons, but mostly it's on.

You don't turn your car off at a red light, so wny your machine?

Ronnie

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well you woudnt leave your car running all night parked in the driveway either!

The only thing it will hurt is the hard drive. Hard drives just dont like to be spun up and spun down a lot.

Other than that, I think its best to shut down at night. A brown out or power surge will cause damage a lot quicker than shutting it down every night. As said above, The occassional reboot is always good.

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Weather_Man
04-29-2004, 09:25 PM
You will have long replaced the PC due to obselesence before any component fails from on/off wear.

Mon Pavion
04-29-2004, 09:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rcorporon:
I leave it on almost 24/7. I reboot occansionally for performance reasons, but mostly it's on.

You don't turn your car off at a red light, so wny your machine?

Ronnie



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You dont sit at a red lite for several hours

tttiger
04-29-2004, 11:13 PM
I always turn off my puter at home when not in use because we have the most expensive electricity in the US, about 26 cents/khw.

OTH, I always leave my puter on at work because my boss pays the electric bill http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Also, my puter at work is a Mac, so it can run forever without breaking down. Been running nonstop for almost six years now.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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triggerhappyfin
04-30-2004, 01:17 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Woof603:
Anyone know what's best for FB performance and computer stability, shut down computer at night, or leave it always on?


For sure it´s best not to shut computer down when playin at night.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

HH Quazi
04-30-2004, 01:47 AM
Ehh. My puter is on all the time. And I've never rebooted just to play FB or enhance performance issues with FB. It's always played and performed very nicely by just clicking the game icon and start flying. And my puter is of the low end variety when it comes to playing FB. So I can't say the one way. I can say that by leaving it on all the time and playing FB whenever I've wanted to, I haven't noticed any poorer performance from the sim. S!

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EmbarkChief
04-30-2004, 07:11 AM
Mine stays on 24/7, of course it goes to sleep after about an hour of non usage.

Slammin_
04-30-2004, 07:14 AM
I never turn mine off either. I think the cool down/heat up is more stress than just leaving it on. Besides, I hate waiting for the boot up :P

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-30-2004, 07:43 AM
I turn mine on in the am and turn it off at night before I crash (unless, of course, I'm in the middle of a large pr0n DL.) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif



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antifreeze
05-02-2004, 05:58 AM
[spooky voice] This is your conscience speaking:

Thankyou all for assisting to pollute our atmosphere and depleting the World's oil and coal reserves (or increasing radioactive by-products, if you are supplied by a nuclear power station). I hope you leave all your lights and appliances on all the time too, like good little consumers.

Last year, didn't the American government ignore a UN call to decrease power station emissions, and actually plan to build 2000 more in the next few years to 'cope' with the projected increase of home/industrial electricity usage?

You might have the money to pay for the electricity, but that doesn't mean you should use it indiscriminately. Standalone or home-networked PC's are not industrial server networks; you should switch them off when you aren't using them.
Do you know that the electricity used by all the home computers and televisions in USA that are on stand-by every night could power a city for 24 hours?

I bet you throw your MacDonalds boxes in the street too and have a 4x4 (SUV) even though you live in a city.

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bird_brain
05-02-2004, 06:29 AM
I used to leave mine on all the time until my CPU fan went out while I was at work one day... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

It overheated & burned up. Cost me about $150 bucks to fix.

When does a light bulb burn out??? Right when you turn it on every time, because of the power surge and variations in the voltage. It is the same with a computer, but I have proven to myself that leaving it on is just as bad as turning it off. I guess both have their down sides. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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CDN_Merlin
05-02-2004, 06:59 AM
It is better to leave it on for many reasons.

1) Stress of turning on like you said, power fluctuations and like a light bulb it will die on those times.

2) When you run your PC, some components exapnd due to heat. Once turned off, the contract, do this many times and you are looking for a failure.

3) Less stress on power supply.

4) If you own a AMD chip, then yes, you could fry your chip if fan dies but only if you lose the heatsink also. Test have proven most chips can endure no fan but need a heatsink. Intel's can run without both without frying.

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Heavy_Weather
05-02-2004, 08:36 AM
one thing to remember also is the CPU and all cooling fans have life spans of only 30,000 hours, some of the really good ones longer, which is alot of time but this does add up if you leave your computer running 24/7 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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1.JaVA_Razer
05-02-2004, 10:12 AM
Eu.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Heavy weather, do the math, 30 000 hoursdivided by 24 comes to 1250 days divided by 365 comes to 3 year and 0.4.........


SO I can tell you it's safe for your fans,no one keeps the same kooling for 3 years at a row
NO ONE(no one meaning gamers)