Originally Posted by gman4u2
I guess that could be similar to keeping a car at idle 24/7 (less the higher power consumption and obvious higher mechanical wear). I would think a desktop would be better for 24/7 jobs, especially with the acer heat.
I would say yes, it would hurt it, but not too much. I would definetly find out what a replacement fan would cost and how to install it when the time comes. I would also suggest turning down your cpu...