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how long do i leave computer running?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/07/09 - °b° unny

i m going 2 get a emac how long do i leave it on ?
can i leave it on all the time ? even over night ?
do i turn it off nights an turn it on again in morning ?
do i turn it on when i need it an turn it off when i m done ?

i heard if i turn it on an off too often that it causes unnecessary stress on stuff cuz of heating an cooling an expansion an contraction

i would like 2 leave it on all the time but i dont know if i should

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/07/09 - Wiley

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 16:53:39 -0500, ∞b∞ unny wrote (in a previous article):

i m going 2 get a emac how long do i leave it on ? can i leave it on all the time ? even over night ?
do i turn it off nights an turn it on again in morning ?
do i turn it on when i need it an turn it off when i m done ?

i heard if i turn it on an off too often that it causes unnecessary stress on stuff cuz of heating an cooling an expansion an contraction

i would like 2 leave it on all the time but i dont know if i should

For what it's worth, I used to own a business which had an all-Mac network of a dozen or so stations. Over the years we ran iMacs, G3s, PowerMacs, you name it. We had a policy of never shutting them off for the reasons you cited, and in the seven years I was there I never had a hardware failure. One PowerMac ran the whole seven years like that. For all I know, it's still running.

Message #3 - Posted 2004/07/09 - °b° unny

Wiley wrote:

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 16:53:39 -0500, ∞b∞ unny wrote (in a previous article):

i m going 2 get a emac how long do i leave it on ? can i leave it on all the time ? even over night ?
do i turn it off nights an turn it on again in morning ?
do i turn it on when i need it an turn it off when i m done ?

i heard if i turn it on an off too often that it causes unnecessary stress on stuff cuz of heating an cooling an expansion an contraction

i would like 2 leave it on all the time but i dont know if i should

For what it's worth, I used to own a business which had an all-Mac network of a dozen or so stations. Over the years we ran iMacs, G3s, PowerMacs, you name it. We had a policy of never shutting them off for the reasons you cited, and in the seven years I was there I never had a hardware failure. One PowerMac ran the whole seven years like that. For all I know, it's still running.

thank u for sharing ur info !

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Message #4 - Posted 2004/07/10 - W. Sellers

Previously, Wiley wrote:

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 16:53:39 -0500, ∞b∞ unny wrote (in a previous article):

i m going 2 get a emac how long do i leave it on ? can i leave it on all the time ? even over night ?
do i turn it off nights an turn it on again in morning ?
do i turn it on when i need it an turn it off when i m done ?

i heard if i turn it on an off too often that it causes unnecessary stress on stuff cuz of heating an cooling an expansion an contraction

i would like 2 leave it on all the time but i dont know if i should

For what it's worth, I used to own a business which had an all-Mac network of a dozen or so stations. Over the years we ran iMacs, G3s, PowerMacs, you name it. We had a policy of never shutting them off for the reasons you cited, and in the seven years I was there I never had a hardware failure. One PowerMac ran the whole seven years like that. For all I know, it's still running.

I run most of mine all the time. OSX expects you to leave the computer on all the time and schedules unix maintenance tasks for late at night, so it won't interfere with you using the computer.

If you get automatic backup software, it will benefit by backing up in the middle of the night.

You should set the Energy Saver panel to let the monitor sleep. That will prevent the monitor from wearing out before necessary. And it will wake up quickly enough.

Walt Sellers
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Message #5 - Posted 2004/07/10 - Brian Paul Ehni

On 7/9/04 8:14 PM, in article ccng89$9uf$1@pita.alt.net, ∞b∞ unny wrote:

Wiley wrote:

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 16:53:39 -0500, ∞b∞ unny wrote (in a previous article):

i m going 2 get a emac how long do i leave it on ? can i leave it on all the time ? even over night ?
do i turn it off nights an turn it on again in morning ?
do i turn it on when i need it an turn it off when i m done ?

i heard if i turn it on an off too often that it causes unnecessary stress on stuff cuz of heating an cooling an expansion an contraction

i would like 2 leave it on all the time but i dont know if i should

For what it's worth, I used to own a business which had an all-Mac network of a dozen or so stations. Over the years we ran iMacs, G3s, PowerMacs, you name it. We had a policy of never shutting them off for the reasons you cited, and in the seven years I was there I never had a hardware failure. One PowerMac ran the whole seven years like that. For all I know, it's still running.

thank u for sharing ur info !

I also leave all my computers (Macs & PCs) on 24/7. The hardest thing you can do to a computer is turn it on and off.

Turning it on in the morning and off at night is very much OK. It's turning it on, using for 15 minutes, shutting down, coming back an hour later, etc., that's really bad.

Just set the energy saver to go to sleep and leave it on.

Brian Ehni

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