Do you leave your computer/laptop on...

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by GameSoul, Jul 1, 2010.

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I leave it on usually for..

  1. 10-20 mins

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  2. 30 mins - 1hr

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  3. 1-4 hrs

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  4. 5+ hrs or more

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  5. I never turn it off

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  6. I turn it off when it's not being used...

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  7. Other (explain in thread)

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  1. GameSoul
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    I leave my computer on all the time since I don't like waiting for it to boot up.
     


  2. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    I nearly always leave it on, because it is always downloading some sort of torrent. If it isn't, I turn it off. No need to leave it on and consume power that it doesn't really need.
     
  3. Danny600kill

    Danny600kill xD

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    I turn it off at night, it varies on when it is turned on, depends who is using it ect, I also turn it off when I'm leaving the house and nobody else is going to be there
     
  4. KDH

    KDH GBAtemp Regular

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    My desktop machines are always on, mainly because I run various servers (mail, ssh, sftp, nfs, samba) on one, and the other is always downloading something.
     
  5. giratina16

    giratina16 Born This Way

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    My laptop is on for about 10 hours a day.
     
  6. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    meagre australian internet doesn't let me download much, instead its on 24/7 for F@H. shitsucks when i forget to sign out of msn/appear offline and get people talking to me at 3-4 in the morning asking about something.

    also, heater. a few nights ago, i came home, desktop was off, room was 4 degrees.
     
  7. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    I turn it off when not in use... But sometimes I accidentally fall asleep and leave the computer on...
     
  8. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    I turn it off when apps or updates require a reboot.
     
  9. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Well, I'm on my computer most of the day, but when I'm not, I turn it off. (only since I live on myself tho, when I lived at my moms I just let it on. But now I like to save myself some money [​IMG])
    Unless I'm downloading something, then I make my computer shutdown automaticly when the download is done.

    My laptop, is always in sleep mode when I'm not using it. So 1 push on the button and it's ready to be used.
    I only turn it off if it needs a reboot for some app/game.
     
  10. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    I had Dell for 6 years and I never had a problem. I always leave it on all day and turn it off when I went to bed. Thats all. Now, I have 2 years old computer I bought 2 years ago and I did the same thing so far. No problem at all. Its normal but sometime we went out all day then I turn it off for a day until we came back at night and turn it on to check the email then turn it off before go to bed. [​IMG]
     
  11. Trulen

    Trulen GBAtemp Fan

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    I've been only having it on when I am using, ever since I began paying my own electricity bills. It's a honkin' big gaming computer, that takes a bit of juice.

    But when I didn't pay for electricity? It was on fooorreeevaaaaaa
     
  12. Njrg

    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    Torrenting = On all the time.

    I sometimes hibernate or poweroff...
     
  13. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

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    During the day it is always turned on but when I don`t download anything and don`t use it I put it into sleep-mode (by just folding it - it`s a laptop btw).

    When I sleep I always keep it turned off.
     
  14. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    in the holidays it's on pretty much all day, and off at night. Rarely does it stay on at night, because it overheats, really now it's starting to get hotter in my room. But during week days, it's only on in the afternoon.
     
  15. ProtoKun7

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    Usually always on during the day, sometimes on at night, but when I'm not going to use it it's usually switched off or sleeping. Depends on when I'm likely to use it again.
     
  16. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    I let my laptop turn to sleep mode
    I shut down my desktop after using unless torrenting
     
  17. seahorsepip

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    If I'm downloading an torrent I leave it on but the I ussualy do the "shutdown /f /t 3600" command to let him turn off after a hour [​IMG]
     
  18. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

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    Desktop: Turn off when planning to be AFK for more than 4 hours, sleep when planning to be AFK for about 2.
    Laptop: Sleep when put in bag.
     
  19. aphirst

    aphirst "Aren't girls with pee-pees just men?"

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    BitTorrent. 24/7 running. Feels good, man.
     
  20. Satangel

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    Max 20 minutes, got to think of the environment [​IMG]