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    This might seem stupid bu I just wondered,

    I havent turned off my pc for 7 weeks, except for forced reboot, and its been d/l ing and u/l ing 24/7. This is not my server listed in my sig. Its a p4 2.4, 1GB ram.

    Is this dangerous to the components or nothing to think about?

    Thanks

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
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    Computers are desgined to be running 24/7 .. it shouldn't effect it too much.
    ice ice baby

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    just keep it on i do except for the ocassional reboot
    Open your mind

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    keeping your pc on 24/7 aint gonna do anything if its well ventilated, there been so many topics like this in the past

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Originally posted by Kunal@3 November 2003 - 11:24
    keeping your pc on 24/7 aint gonna do anything if its well ventilated, there been so many topics like this in the past
    Wrong! IDE (ATA) hard drives were not designed to be running 24/7 only SCSI hard drives are specifically designed to do this. SCSI hard drives have better spindle motors and other technologies integrated that allows them to be so durable.

    The CPU, memory or PCBs will not be affected by leaving the power on 24/7, only those parts that constantly move (like hard drives) will considerably degrade after time, especially IDE hard drives. There is a much higher chance that your hard drive is going to fail or crash if you leave it running 24/7.

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    well my computer (and many others) are left on for months i cant notice any change in proformance and anyways i dont really care about my hard drive ive got 3

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    and if your hard drive fails just buy a new one
    Open your mind

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