[24hoursupport] Re: Is it okay to never shut computers down?

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 10:24:38 -0400 (EDT)

I'm very clearly stating that it does still apply unless they've had a
revolution in the 4 years since I recieved my degree in Computer
Engineering, and I didn't hear about it.

I believe that shutting one's machine down if you're not putting it to use
is a good idea.  However, if you're only walking away for a short while,
it's a bit of a mixed bag.

Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
Cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras plus amet.
Uno itinere non potest perveniri ad tam grande secretum.

On Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Joe Parker wrote:

> I think the theory about initial power surges is a leftover from the days
> of filaments, but I doubt it applies too much to solid state components. No
> question though that heating and cooling causes parts to expand & contract
> which isn't a good thing. But most mobos I've replaced have been due to
> upgrading, so I really don't see shortened lifespan as a good argument to
> never switch off.

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