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Thread: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

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  1. #1
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    Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    What do you think are the pros & cons of running a PC 24/7 ?
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxyogi View Post
    Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    What do you think are the pros & cons of running a PC 24/7 ?
    No.

    Electricity bill.

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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    No, I have no need for it now that I have a dedicated server.
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    I never keep my laptop on 24/7, but I usually reboot it only once a month, unless I come to a point of where I absolutely have to reboot it, if ever.

    Suspend/Hibernate FTW
    Last edited by CompyTheInsane; August 26th, 2012 at 02:03 AM.
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    How much load (watts) does a PC consume ? My specs are on my sig.
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    I only reboot it if updates require a reboot orif something goes wrong.
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxyogi View Post
    How much load (watts) does a PC consume ? My specs are on my sig.
    Depends.

    A desktop probably consumes around 75-150W constantly, a laptop about 25-40W and a netbook about 20W. If you want to do a proper power audit at home you can get a plug in power meter pretty cheap and find out what everything actually uses. It's a really interesting exercise, especially if you're a bit of a data geek.

    Bottom line though, anything running when it's not being used is 100% wastage, so just have it sleep when it's not required. Most machines consume about the same whether they're asleep or turned off. Go to System Settings > Power to set the behaviour of your machine.

    To try and get my computing power use down I've bought a KVM and actually use my netbook at my desk for anything that doesn't actually need the desktop on, and it all (desktop, speakers, monitor, etc) gets turned off at the wall when not in use. Just leaving it all plugged in but turned off was using about 130kWh a year, so that's an easy conservation win.
    Last edited by Paqman; August 24th, 2012 at 09:58 AM.

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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by synaptix View Post
    No.

    Electricity bill.
    I am beginning to think that way to, our last monthly energy bill was $793.00.

    I currently keep my iMac on until it needs a reboot, my test PC's I tend to put to sleep, my portables I turn off. The server stays on.
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    In college I did but now that I live on my own and pay my own bills, I turn it off overnight and for most of the day while I'm at work.

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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    I turn on my computers to use them. I turn them off when I'm done.

    I do it simply because I have no reason to keep them on, and when I do, the electricity bill is a nuisance.

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