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    putey shut down

    hope this is the right place for a question such as this, I had a look around and couldn't find a more suitable one so here goes, a simple question from a simple bloke!

    do you shut your computer down at night or do you just put it in sleep mode! (night as in end of shift/day)

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    I shut mine down, and turn the power outlet off as well.
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    Hi Flash,

    I have never found sleep mode to be very useful on a windows PC so i always shut my PC down completely if Im going to shut it down at all. Sometimes Ill leave my main PC running for weeks which does not hurt them but sux plenty of juice. I think I counted 6 computers including notebooks in my house recently so the power bill can be hefty.
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    Notebook goes sleepy byes (close the lid)
    Server stay running, they do backups etc at night
    Wife's desktop shutdown

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    I'm with Rick.

    I shut it down and turn off the power.

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    I agree there is no real benefit from leaving your computer in sleep mode just sucks power in a big way.
    lol I even shut down my router when I am finished for the night.
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    Actually, I am more concerned that you call it a 'putey'.

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    oh! I call it a lot worse things than that! especially when we had the power surge last year and fried it! cost me just under $1,000 to rebuild it! then within a week the modem suffered the same!

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    I have a personal hate for sleep mode, it's kind of the nice to have the sanity that your PC is on and non-responsive, knowing something is wrong right away rather than going "umm...hello?"

    That being said, depending on the task my computer stays on or is switch off (and protected by a few surge boards too).

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    I shut down and turn the power off at the wall.


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    SHUT
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    SWITCH OFF @ The wALL.

    (And it goes through a UPS, as well.)

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    I recently started shutting mine down nightly as of a few weeks ago, a mouse pooed on my graphics card and fried it,don't know what happened to the mouse though

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    Its good to shut down, I always make sure the guys at work shut down the PC's too. I've found the guys that never shut down always had more software issues because cache and the like wasn't getting cleared. Plus it'll save a lot of power.

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    Mac powerbook - left on for about 6 years and no problems. Just replaced it with an imac and that stays on all the time as well. (They are shut down occasionally, but not as a matter of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonym06 View Post
    Hi Flash,

    I have never found sleep mode to be very useful on a windows PC so i always shut my PC down completely if Im going to shut it down at all. Sometimes Ill leave my main PC running for weeks which does not hurt them but sux plenty of juice. I think I counted 6 computers including notebooks in my house recently so the power bill can be hefty.
    haha sounds like our house. We have a tower attached to the plasma in the family room and LCD in the loungeroom and both act as a server .. hubby has like two laptops .. new and old plus the netbook in our bedroom (that's also his office) then the kids have a lappy each too. We (me and the kids) shut our lappys down but everything else remains on. I've said we don't need any more gadgets that need to be plugged in !
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    oh! I call it a lot worse things than that! especially when we had the power surge last year and fried it! cost me just under $1,000 to rebuild it! then within a week the modem suffered the same!
    Good reason to shut down and turn of the power at the wall also the router

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    I generally just put mine to sleep mode and restart them about once per week.
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    thanks folks, I have all sorts of surge protection on my lines now, but dust is a problem! I lost a motherboard a few years back through dust, very dusty place here! never mind it's a good excuse to build another computer when this one fails every few years! I will continue to shut mine down every night, the wifes lappy is shut down every night as well!

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    Use a can of compressed air on your PC every few months or so, focussing on heatsinks and fans - helps keep your PC cool and stops it frying itself. You may even have to remove some components (graphics cards, etc) to make this even easier and more thorough.

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