View Poll Results: I restart my PC

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  • Once per day

    75 46.58%
  • Once per week

    23 14.29%
  • Once per month

    7 4.35%
  • Once per year

    0 0%
  • Only for maintenance

    56 34.78%
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Thread: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

  1. #31
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    My computer runs pretty much nonstop because I like to have gpodder download podcasts for me.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

  2. #32
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Replacing a CMOS battery takes about two minutes, and they're cheap as chips
    Or I could leave my PC plugged and not go through stupid issues.
    Xye incredibly difficult puzzle game with minimal graphics. Also at playdeb
    Got a blog: Will Stay Free

  3. #33
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
    Or I could leave my PC plugged and not go through stupid issues.
    on your desktop? you can get a cmos battery at the store for less than $5 and replace it yourself in about 30 seconds. seems like not replacing it is the more difficult option.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

  4. #34
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Or I could leave my PC plugged and not go through stupid issues.

    Recent studies have given the shocking result that even a value as small as "little effort" is worth more effort than zero effort.
    Xye incredibly difficult puzzle game with minimal graphics. Also at playdeb
    Got a blog: Will Stay Free

  5. #35
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    Jan 2007
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    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
    Or I could leave my PC plugged and not go through stupid issues.

    Recent studies have given the shocking result that even a value as small as "little effort" is worth more effort than zero effort.
    Sure, no one is trying to twist your arm here. We're just making the point that the CMOS battery issue you raised isn't really a big deal. Remember there are lots of other people reading this forum who might not ever have heard of a CMOS battery before, so it's worth giving them the right info.

  6. #36
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    Apr 2006
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    northern california
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    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

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

    I'm almost always online - mobile.

    The desktop (this machine, running 12.04)) is usually off. I use it for data storage and transfer and might only turn it on a couple times a week.

    Laptop gets restarted once a week or so. It's got a solid state drive, so sleep is is very low power.

    Additionally I have two power strips - one for chargers and the printer and one for monitors - that are off when I'm not using those items.

  7. #37
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    I agree about the electricity and all those little things that suck it up and pump up the bill. However, I'm wired (ethernet) and learned that it takes my modem a week to 10 days to get to top speed (or so says the manufacturer). Now I turn the computer off when I'm done at night, but leave the modem on.
    "Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers

  8. #38
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    Jul 2008
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    I restart my desktop machine at least a couple of times every day.
    I never leave it running (or even connected to the mains) when i'm not actually using it.

    So i cant vote in the poll as there is no relevant option.

  9. #39
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    I have no need to keep them on 24/7. I usually turn them off over night.

  10. #40
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    Jan 2007
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    Re: Do you keep your PC on 24/7 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hylas de Niall View Post
    So i cant vote in the poll as there is no relevant option.
    You would be "once a day". Just think of it as "once a day or more".

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