I usually shut my laptop down whenever im not using it, but id like to start leaving it running at nite... Will wear it down faster or begin to see issues with the system if i just keep it running?
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11/24/06 at 1:49am
Originally Posted by champi0n
Also you should note if using windows after about 40 some odd days without rebooting you'll get BSOD. Sooner if you're actually using it daily.
I think if you leave a windows machine running without touching it, after 44 days it'll go blue screen on you. Linux on the other hand im at 786 days and counting
Originally Posted by ricky28269
I think you'd be surprised, if you actually USED WINDOWS. I know you Linux users have a perfect world (that's sarcasm, by the way) but you have to understand we are not living in the days of Windows 98 any more. That's all I'm going to say...
And yes, WeAreNotAlone, there is always risk of fire in all computers, but I wouldn't exactly say laptops are under more risk than desktops, unless you expose them to greater heat. They are made of similar, if not better, quality components, and they are adequately cooled unless the vents are blocked (or the fans are damaged). My step-dad leaves his work laptop running as if it were a desktop, and sitting on a desk on top of a paper calendar, and he has been doing this for at least 5 years (going through a couple laptops as they become obsolete, of course). I suppose it's worth mentioning that the laptops were Dells too (and I guess we are lucky he didn't get one of the faulty batteries ) but there have been no fires, and his laptop has had absolutely no problems. He also travels with it, every few weeks. I think this is a great example of just how good a Dell computer can be, although I'm sure it would be the same way with any of the other manufacturers today since they all have similar quality.
So I really think it's safe to leave a laptop running as you would a desktop. Some people prefer to shut down and start up their desktop each day, some prefer to put it on standby (or have it automatically do so), and some prefer to leave them running 24/7, and I think a laptop should be treated no differently except when on battery of course.
Originally Posted by WeAreNotAlone
Yea man, laptop is a server... leave it on 24/7... while you're at it throw a load of clothes in the dryer, fire it up and walk away leaving it unattended...
Fires never happen. Power supplies, etc never overheat, Power cords never get pulled, or chewed on by your dog..
Fire always happens to someone else.
One last thing, while your at it remove the batteries from all the smoke detectors in your house..
You'll never be affected by a fire...
PS: Don't tell anyone, but laptops are built like a commercial grade server that IS designed to run 24/7.... and laptops have a 1,000 year lifespan. Each part within them is prefect, and will never degrade, run hot, or short out.
Originally Posted by joeboblock
O M F G... We're all going to die! We're doomed, doomed I tell ye'all. Jesus christ bananas man, you are one paranoid dude... I bet you go around and unplug every socket in the house before going to bed and then probably get up again in the night to double check. Then while your up you probably go around testing youre twenty eight fire detectors to make sure the batteries are all fine still. I do leave my dryer on while I am out but it's on a timer and turns off after 30 mins as I usually find my clothes are dry by then. I also leave my laptop on quite often over night and can honestly say the battery feels no hotter being left on 24/7 than if I had only had it on for half an hour. Now if you will excuse me, I have just put the chip pan on to heat up but realised I need to pop out to iceland to buy some frozen chips - it should be nice and hot by the time I get back... mmm chips.
Originally Posted by WeAreNotAlone
joeboblock, How old are you? Just curious?
|On the dryer.... I've run across several people who have had their house burn down due to the dryer. It's more common than you think.|
|On the computer comments... glad to hear you've never had a fire, but the fact is a laptop is not a commercial grade server that's designed to run 24/7....|
|On the smoke detector comments.... well that doesn't even bother a response to the comments you made.|
|Hey, let me ask you this... on another board someone was talking about putting (desktop) components inside a cardboard box, or piece of carboard, laying the motherboard directly on the cardboard leaving everything exposed... and was planning on running it 24/7... Cardboard.... Instead of a "metal" PC housing that in case there was something to go wrong the fire would be contained to some extent.... What do you think about that? Good idea, right?... Several of the younger posters were saying they'd just run the thing without any case at all.... Great idea... Especially if you have a dog or cat that likes to chew on wires, eh? I challenged the man to take the completed rig down to his local fire station and ask the guys that fight fires everyday about that... plus take it down so his insurance agent could take a look at it (homeowners /renters insurance..) I bet you: A: A cardboard box wouldn't get the UL stamp on it, and the firefighters who battle fires everyday would let you know what a fool you are. and B: Your insurance agent might cancel your policy, or raise your rates... .|