I do, but I have this problem where, about after six hours of being on, all of the images on my computer start disappearing and things quit working. Like, for instance, all websites will be completely blank and the start button disappears.
It's pretty weird, but whatever. I usually use my computer on and off throughout the day so I just leave it on.
I used to do that, but I don't want to power bill to sky-rocket so I set up a program that turns it off at 4:30am for me on week-nights, that way I don't have to bother with it and by the time it turns off I'm already asleep and can't use it anyway. I do it from time to time anyway though.
I have began to notice that I am turning on my computer a handful of times a day and I think it might just be easier to leave it on always, but I don't want to run up my power bill or cook my computer. What do you do?I'd suggest leaving it on during the day and then turning it off at night to conserve power.
Since my last power bill I've been trying not to leave my computer on all the time. I'm sure there are other, larger contributing factors like the downlights throughout the house, and the clothes drier, but every little bit helps.
I used to leave it on for days/weeks at a time though. I still leave my gear at work switched on permanently too.
I have no idea when this business of keeping your shit on, or in some kind of standby mode, became de rigueur. When you're done, you turn it off to save power, get rid of heat, wipe memory, and generally chill shit out for next time round. It takes about 20/30 seconds to turn on a PC these days anyway.
I only turn it off at night. It wakes up when I do and gets turned off as I go to bed.
It's not a good idea to turn it on/off several times a day. Startup is hard on cold components, and everything expands as it heats up and consequently constricts when it cools back down (turned off).
Always on. And currently my power button on my NZXT Tempest case is stuck, so I don't dare let it turn off. It'll be a bitch to take most of the components out so I can reach the screws to take the inside of the case apart and fix the button. Next time I lose power, I'm gonna try the keyboard or USB power-on jumpers. NZXT has a flaw in their manufacturing since this seems to be relatively common, according to forums.
I have no idea when this business of keeping your shit on, or in some kind of standby mode, became de rigueur. When you're done, you turn it off to save power, get rid of heat, wipe memory, and generally chill shit out for next time round. It takes about 20/30 seconds to turn on a PC these days anyway.Exactly, I only turn my PC on when I need it. Simple things I can do from my couch on my iPod touch.
I also have a PCI slot vent fan since my system overheated a few years back, and I don't like hearing it when I'm away from my desk.
C: Yes and No.