#1
Or, how often do you turn it off? Me, mine is always running. And by always I mean even when I'm at work or sleeping or whatever. It's a bit annoying when someone wakes me up in the middle of the night with an AIM message, but I'm used to it and it's actually kind of fun. I also write down some melodies in GP in the middle of the night every now and then (random inspiration ftw!), and well, I dunno I just don't feel right when my PC isn't up and running - even though I really don't spend more than a couple hours doing something at the comp at home these days - it's usually just reading up guitar material/tabs while practicing.

(and in case you're wondering, I UG from work :p

So how about you, how often do you let your PC "sleep"?
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#2
all day well mostly all night and half of the day is when its in use
i turn off my pc when im not using it be cause i can just turn it back on later and because my pc is noisy
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#3
I turn it off every ngiht when i go to bed. Leaving it on heats up my room to mucha nd in the summer it gets to hot.
#4
I have i off all night, and when im not on it. It depends if im working that day and what i feel like doing
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#5
I'll usually have it on during the day and night, but I turn it off when I go to sleep cause it's noisy, but it's still on a lot of the time. Though today I turned it off before I had a shower, and then I turned it on when I was finished.
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#6
The only time mine's off is when we're on vacation and not in the house.
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The only time mine's off is when we're on vacation and not in the house.


+1. Just fired it back up this morning after getting back from vacation last night.

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Actually, a PC running in sleep with the monitor off hardly uses any electricity at all. It's like, less than a lightbulb or something, I think. And even when it's not in sleep, it's mainly the monitor that uses up the power, the PC itself doesn't need much at all, so meh.
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#13
Sometimes I'll turn mine on in the morning before school and leave it running if I need to do something before I leave, but usually I turn it off when I go to sleep and then turn it on the next day when I get back from school. I don't like wasting electricity and the noise irritates me.
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#14
I have my laptop on almost all the time.
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#17
The only time I leave it on during the night is when I'm torrenting, otherwise it's off at night.
#19
Mines in sleep mode when Im not using it. On tripes are the only time its off.
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#20
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Actually, a PC running in sleep with the monitor off hardly uses any electricity at all. It's like, less than a lightbulb or something, I think. And even when it's not in sleep, it's mainly the monitor that uses up the power, the PC itself doesn't need much at all, so meh.


nah, that's not true

if want you meant is the standby mode then it still uses 98% of the electricty that a normal pc uses while running
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#21
i turn it off and on whenever I need to, but usally its only on from 5 oclock in the afternnon til 12am.
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#22
I havent turned mine off yet in like 3 months since last summer.
The only thing i do is turn of the monitor when i go to sleep.
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#24
Turn mine on after i wake up... shut it down before i goto sleep!
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#25
It's actually not good for the hardware in the PC if you turn it on and off regularly, it damages it a bit.
#26
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It's actually not good for the hardware in the PC if you turn it on and off regularly, it damages it a bit.

+1

Keeping it on all the time wears it down faster than having it always off, but every time you turn on/off does that to certain extent as well. Also when it's always running it won't have as much problems due to dust and humidity accumulating or some crap like that, I've seen an article on this and it sorta made sense.
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#27
my laptop is constantly on, I only turn it off when I'm going out for a week or whatever, otherwise, it's on all the time.

It's usually downloading something or it's playing music or something so meh, I find it easier to have it on all the time.
#28
Mine goes on when i get home from school around 230 then off at bed time between 10 and 11. But itll stay on all night if im downloading or converting stuff. And in the morning il turn it on if I need to do something but then it uslly ends up on all day because the bus comes and I need to be gone.
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#29
The more appropriate question is how often my computer is off, and the answer to that is almost never. Six people in my house using it, so it doesn't get much of a break.
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#31
umm...it was last off when the power went out a month ago...
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#32
I rarely turn mine off, I don't remember when I last had it off.

I opened it up one day because my CD burner was being crap and I had about an inch of dust on the bottom of it. I'm sure you could have made a small pillow with it.
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