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Old 09-19-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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Question can the pc run 24/7/365

well i see a post from some1 on a buying site, and they said "i leave my pc on for 24/7/365"
and is it possible to keep the pc running for 24 hours/week/365 ?
if it possible, wouldnt the cpu and computer parts get really hot?
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
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I doubt he really meant it. Like Power outtages , computer off.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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no a computer can stay on for that, servers do and no the hardware will not overheat aslong as the cooling is kept under tabs ie not fill up wiv dust!!!

but yes the servers i work wiv are on constantly and are only ever restated if theres a problem , n there always is thats y on average there not on for longer than 2 months!!
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:32 PM   #4
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im sure it wouldnt get too hot if you have adequate cooling. i have mine on for months at a time, and i enevr even notice any performance differences after ikts on for that long.
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:59 PM   #5
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sweet, then i guess i can leave my pc running for weeks then,
thats so cool...
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:01 PM   #6
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Yeah I leavemy laptop running all of the time, Its kept cool by my Antec Notebook cooler
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:05 PM   #7
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mmm Bigger Powerbill's to.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:13 PM   #8
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Yeah, windows is designed where you can leave it on for however long you want with no problem. The system will get bogged down because by rebooting you clear up all the crap you build up, but yes, with sufficent cooling and a decent ups, you can run your computer for a long, long time.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:55 PM   #9
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If I was going to have my pc on that long though I'd have the power settings set to turn off the monitor after like 15 mins and the harddrives shut down after like 30 mins or whatever, just so those parts don't wear out.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:30 PM   #10
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Well, if you eave it on, the bill rises, yes, but also, it may annoy you during sleep time if it's loud.

Turning it off and on like an average user will eventually kill the PSU, but that will take ages. Heck, a Pentium 1, no...My friend's 286 was being used like it. whenI picked it up...it was still working. IMO, it's best fit.
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