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Old 04-18-09, 07:48 PM   #1
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I used to shut down the computer every night, but crims says it's actually better to leave them on all the time. Is that right? I always turn off the monitor when we go to bed, but I've been leaving the computer on. It goes into hibernation (I think?) but it always seems so loud, maybe cause it's old.

Anyway, what do you's do?
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Old 04-18-09, 07:53 PM   #2
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I never turn off my comp but do turn off the monitor do restart now and again and turn of during bad storms
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Old 04-19-09, 01:28 AM   #3
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I'm not sure. I leave it on as well and turn it off every now and then - just in case.
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Old 04-19-09, 01:30 AM   #4
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Old 04-19-09, 01:36 AM   #5
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Now you got me thinking I'm running disk clean up and disk defragmenter....
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Old 04-19-09, 06:08 AM   #6
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i always shut my laptop down -just cos I THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO
erm. I NVER LOGG OFF THO - though i might start to - i mean ahem is my name brandysnap alway on here when i'm not - philosophy lol - am i logged on is my name still there when im asleep-no it woulodnt be cos the computers off so it wouldnt be would it/LOL?
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I think silent and some others had this duscussion before and if you don't log out your name stays up for a little while but eventually goes off.

Back to shutting down..I shut the whole thing down..I don't know if I'm supposed to or not but I do know Andy will come unglued if I don't..he says I spend entirely too much time on it! LOL :D He insist every night around 7pm is Andy time! hahaha
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Old 04-19-09, 07:20 AM   #8
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HELLO TOTALLY - THANKS FOR THAT - It got me into a questioning mode do i log off or not - my bruv came yesterday and said it dont mjatter- only if you are living somewhere some could get hold of it (the laptoP0

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It depends.

If you have programmes like your disc cleaner, defragger, various uploads and virus scans set to run at 2am or some such hour, it is best in this case to leave it on so these can be done (these checks are particularly important with older computers, as they help them run more effeciently).

If, however, you are content to have these run at some point during the day, it's generally best to turn the computer off to give it a chance to cool down (unless you have a MASSIVE heatsink in it). This is also very important for laptops, as the batteries get HOT even when plugged in.

Most people find it most convienent to run these tests/scans at night, as they do take quite a while and you're best not doing other things while they run in the background. I think the best option, for convience and for the sake of the computer, is to set all scans to run one day a week, starting at midnight and going every two hours from there (say disc cleanup at midnight, updates at 2, defrag at 4 so on and so forth) and only leave it on that one night a week.
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Old 04-20-09, 11:29 AM   #10
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I generally shut mine down at night. But i know a few of my friends never shut theirs down. I do it more so cause i don't want to see how much extra it costs to leave it on all the time. (*Probably not too much i guess)
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