[QUOTE=NBR;2165903]i leave my primary PC on pretty much 24/7.
theoretically leaving a PC on 24/7 might cause more wear and tear but i also heard powering a PC on and off all the time is harder on components… i.e. it’s probably better for PC to leave it on 24/7. I’ve also heard that the time when you can do the most damage to your pc is when you switch it on and off as that’s when everythings working together!!!
cause hard drives should last quite a while even with the PC running 24/7.
in my own personal ‘opinion’ though… as far as wear and tear, i think the ‘fans’ take the biggest wear and tear more than anything else… cause either im unlucky but i seem to have bad luck with power supply fans dying… but that could be due to my old PC (which is the one that had the power supply fan go out on pretty much twice) having all output airflow going through the PSU (power supply) … so far my new PC’s (which i built in March 2006, and has been running close to 24/7) has been fine (has a $109.99 PSU, Enermax Liberty in it) but it also has a case 120mm case fan that blows air out of it… so maybe the less heat going through the PSU’s output fan extends the life of the fans?
just some thoughts ;)[/QUOTE]
Thanks for that NBR it’s good to know that I’m not the only one that leaves it on practically 24/7. I’ve also heard that the time when you do the most damage to your pc is when you keep turning it on and off as that’s when everythings working together!!!
If I’m not seen on CDfreaks though shortly you’ll know that I’ve just got my electricity bill and have had to sell everything in site
Hopefully not though - at least I know that I’m not doing too much damage to my pc.
Thanks again NBR.