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. Fuzzy -- 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. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.