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Old 05-04-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about this for some time now: Is it alright to leave your computer on for days? I'm worried that my CPU or something will fry if I do so.

I do know that processors have a built-in cooling system but is that really reliable if you leave your computer on for days-on-end?

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Old 05-04-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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Sorry for the double post, I thought I stopped my browser in time.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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leaving your computer is fine... an occasional restart helps, but leaving it on won't cause any problems.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up kchi55.

Another question:

Does the program CPU-Idle work for a Windows XP Home user? I heard from somewhere that XP has it's own CPU idle program... [System Idle Process?] so CPU-Idle is pretty much useless. Is this true?

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of course when the cpu is not in use...it will be slowed down...and with the new p4 ones they get slow when they get hot...
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