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    QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Uptime used to be a bragging right, but have your habits changed?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Power down each and everyday. Save the trees people..

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    I tend to run my main PC 24/7 since the days of the Athlon CPU, only rebooting to do updates or solve a stuck GPU clock.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Yes, but mostly in the form of restarting due to updates.

    Fully shutting down is more of a rarity, although it does still happen.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Every single time that I won't be using it again very soon. It'll go into "sleep mode" while out walking the dog or whatever.

    It's all about saving the trees, and some money while I'm at it.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    I shut down my 'workstation/gaming PC' every night. But I leave my file 'server' on all the time.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Shut down to match my sleep pattern, probs 4-6 hrs daily.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Linux server is on 24x7, desktop is rarely used and is shut down, laptops are hibernated when not actively in use and the PSUs unplugged.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    I used to shutdown most nights, but not too bothered about the 50 watts or whatever cost. Recently I've started Nicehash mining again to take advantage of the crash a bit, and more importantly try and justify my Vega 56 which has done less than an hour of gaming probably, so I am trying to make back the cost of that. It should be relatively easy, I'm making over £50 a month including leccy cost, so that's good, and BTC prices should recover too. So - not shutting down at the moment except for updates and similar, which are restarts, so they don't count anyway.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    When I go to bed I shut down but it's basically on the rest of the time (I work from home) unless I'm leaving the house for a long period of time when it also gets turned off.

    Mind you it basically costs me nothing to run with solar panels on the roof.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Mine shuts down after the nightly backup.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    I leave my HTPC on until I have to restart for updates usually. I used to just put my gaming rig in sleep mode, but my RGB RAM is stuck in rainbow unicorn puke mode even in sleep mode, so I shut it down at night since it's in my bedroom. :-/

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Yes, especially at night or during the winter as my solar panels aren't producing any power.

    Although a modern pc doesn't use a lot of power on idle, but it all adds up and I have never liked wasting money.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Only shut mine down when we go away for more than a day.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    Always shut it down when I'm going out or going to sleep. Other than that it stays on.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you shut down your PC?

    I have always shut my pc down and switched off at the wall everytime I am not using it. That would be 3-4 times a day including overnight.

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