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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shut down, 14-15 second Start-up isn't an inconvenience. Never turn the wall plug off though, mainly to avoid putting the PSU capacitors through a lot of charge cycles and reducing their lifespan.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I think the hibernate option is one of the best options if you don't want to remove your work on the running window.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Tentively trying sleep and suspend. Possibly my first PC without side effects...so far.
    But Windows 10 startup (with SSD) is so much faster it probably isn't now needed.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I shut it down multiple times a day, when it only takes maybe 10-20 seconds to start (mostly waiting for post) i dont notice the wait.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Neither

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I usually leave it running and switch to power saving mode, sleep, or just shut down and take out the ethernet cable.
    Last edited by Korrorra; 23-01-2021 at 10:58 AM. Reason: word editing

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Depends. If it's a normal shut down that's fine. If it's an option of "update and shut down" or nothing, I give it both barrels and just build a new PC. It's quicker and easier than sorting out the mess left by updates. (Although they are getting better - they only broke TWO things last update).

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I use sleep if I am only leaving the PC for maybe 15 minutes to half an hour, If leaving it for longer, always shutdown.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    On in the morning and stays on until I shut it down for the night. Never used hibernate or sleep even when I had hard drives. Only system that sleeps in the house is my QNAP which spins the drives down when it's not in use otherwise it's on 24/7.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I've got a Gen. 4 NVMe, I shut it down every time. Why waste the energy?

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shut down when i sleep, sleep when im away.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    shut down at end of day and walk away... this pc is NOT set to go to sleep
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    My intention is to "make America Hibernate again" ..

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by persimmon View Post
    My intention is to "make America Hibernate again" ..
    motion to ban persimmon for 24 hours for this ^

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown...

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    At work I just locked my PC if it was a desktop. At home my PC is on 24/7.

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