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    QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Which do you favour when stepping away from the PC?
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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shut down 95% of the time.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    When I step away from the PC at the end of the day I tend to go to sleep, but I think my subconcious carries on so I wouldn't call it a shut-down, that sounds a bit too final!

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Neither - hibernate!

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown all the time.

    I used to sleep until one day, when I wake it from sleep it started to lag the audio on videos on youtube etc. Never figured out why, so since then it was full shutdown. Hibernate is totally disabled on my PC now.

    Plus with SSD's startup time is <20 secs.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Well seeing as I'm off to bed when I turn the pc off it's a full shutdown in my case.

    Don't see the point in hibernate/sleep when I'm running ssd's, not to mention the 'wasted' space it uses.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown every time..

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown on Desktop, sleep on Laptop

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Sleep mostly, because I like coming back to where I was. I hibernate if I know I'm going to have to remove the power. For reference, my machine is portable-ish (it is around 8L in volume and has a handle) and it's usually hooked up to the TV in the living room but sometimes I prefer to take it upstairs and use it on a monitor (or I've been told to because someone else wants to use the TV )

    I only shut it down if I know I'm not going to be using it for a while.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Ugh, I probably shut down/restart my PC 4 or 5 times in a year, it's always doing something. Rendering, mining, updating, downloading, archiving. All stuff I don't want to sit watching it do.

    In the past I've tended to hibernate/sleep so I don't forget where I was up to.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I always shut down. I've never been a fan of Sleep mode, as it has caused more problems than it's worth in the passed and I have even removed it as an option from the menu on occasion.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Urgh.

    Laptops are all standby.

    My main desktop pc lives in a cupboard. Wake on LAN works from standby, but not shutdown, so the answer for me is 99% standby.

    But it's currently in a grump and randomly waking without receiving a magic packet, so I'm about to switch back to mostly shutdown...

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Sleep, I only turn the computer off if I'm not going to be there overnight.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Desktop? Shutdown, less than thirty seconds between prodding the power button to a working desktop is hardly an inconvenience. Laptop (working from home... and at work come to think about it)? Sleep Monday to Friday, power off at the weekend.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Ryzen 2200G:
    Sleep: 2½ W
    Idle 20W
    Gaming 95W

    During Night - switch off the wall plug = 0 Watt
    During day: falls a sleep after 20 min.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    On 24/7. Only thing that sleeps is the monitor.
    If I shut it down, the sudden silence as the fans cut out can actually wake the wife up.

    Also, the dogs know that routine, so when I do that they get all excited because there is movement and they know they're going somewhere and it's so exciting and the tails start wagging because that's so exciting too and the tails bash against the cupboard going BANG BANG BANG BANG and it's even more exciting and then they step aside and bash their wagging tails against the metal-fronted storage heater which is like a gong going CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG and then Daddy tells them, in very animated fashion, to shut the eff up, which is even more excitingerer and the tails go nineteen to the dozen, and if Daddy is really lucky they will bark their enthusiasm... all of which will definitely wake the wife up!!
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