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How long?

Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's OrganistPosts: 13,327
Just wondering, what is the longest amount of time you've ever left your PC on without stopping? Im heading for a month now, nearly there! It's starting to slow down alot and do it's little computer crying of fucking up even simple tasks. Games lag like a bitch now, but I will finish torrenting that file!

So, whats your record?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    does restarting/rebooting the computer count as getting turned off?
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    does restarting/rebooting the computer count as getting turned off?

    Yes, that frees up the memory so it can work properly. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    jesus.

    poor computer.

    if everyone never turn their computer off, next thing you know thered be computer unions and theyll start demanding for their rights.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    jesus.

    poor computer.

    if everyone never turn their computer off, next thing you know thered be computer unions and theyll start demanding for their rights.
    :lol: Which is why we should not make them sentinent. Besides, It'll live... 93.4%... last file... but, bloody crappy seeders with a stupid connection.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    194 days, which is nearly 7 months.

    the pc was running linux though :)

    but my 2003 enterprise server has been on for like 4 months before
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    :o Wow. Thats ages!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    currently:
    home:
    2:33AM up 17 days, 12:48, 25 users, load averages: 0.29, 0.10, 0.03

    When I want to play resource intensive games I boot this one into MSwindows, but I don't trust MSwindows to look after my work, or be allowed onto the internet. It is unusual if it has been up for more than 3 months. I usually play games at least once every 3 months. I broke my MSwindows98 install by adding new hardware in 2002, it was 14 months before I got around to bothering to reboot and fix it

    work:
    2:33AM up 22 days, 2:25, 60 users, load averages: 1.01, 0.99, 0.90

    This machine was rebooted for a memory upgrade, before that it had an OS update on wednesday 15th June. Time before that was July 2004

    my home fileserver has currently been up
    2:53AM up 235 days, 2:18, 1 user, load averages: 0.12, 0.24, 0.16
    The cpu fan got clogged with dust and the machine overheated, the other-half hit the power button when the MB alarm went off
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    heh. uptime willy waving
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stick 4 gigs on Kingston 533 ram in there, you'll never lag again ;).

    Anty way, I've left my PC on for about a day, thats about it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    um like a day at most..

    What a waste of electricity..

    *is ashamed of you*

    :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    What a waste of electricity..

    *is ashamed of you*

    :p
    Well, I need to leave it on while I'm at work, in case I need to get something from it, or to run test from it to compare to tests run at the office. That's around 10-12 hours a day. Turning it on uses around 3 hours worth of electricity, so it would be inefficient to switch it off before bed time. If I switched it off then I'd have to switch it back on when I got up, and hardware failures are most likely to happen when you turn something on. The last thing I need in the morning is a hardware failure, because I need access to my computer from work....

    Also I'd have to change my working practices - save stuff I'm working on, then open it all up again and try to work out what I was looking at. A medium complecity task will involve around 4 applications and 12 windows, and typically I'll have at least 3 tasks on the go. Who'ld want to loose their place?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    At home, around 2 months for my main desktop. laptop doesn't get left on.

    i've had a server running for 500 days now though, and a mate of mine has had a server uptime of over 1000 days (nearly 3 years!)

    p.s, omg 500th post!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    8 months!!! I never ever turn my PC off- or i never used to but now I do update my windows and such and it requires the odd restart. Eventually the hard-drive burnt itself out though literally. I was using a laptop at the time and i really recommend leaving those things off for a few hours a day now. The thing almost burnt a whole in my desk!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    80 odd days and it crashed ... made me very angry !


    my computer is constantly on as the other computers net runs through it, its only ever off for a restart when i have to every once in a while


    im still runnin an athlon 850 with windows xp and it goes for weeks and weeks with loads and loads of shit open and runs fine ... i honestly think it runs better than some other ('better') processors ...


    this computers been on non stop basically for the last 5 years ... the monitor packed in last year as did the hard drive a few months ago (after the computer recieving a few swift kicks for being a cunt) but other than that its chuggin along fine ;D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I turn mine off every night :p but on the odd occasion i do leave it on for a night or two. Don't need to leave it on any more than that.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    I usually just turn it off whenever it's not doing something. What's the point in using more electricity than you need?
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Zalbor wrote:
    I usually just turn it off whenever it's not doing something. What's the point in using more electricity than you need?

    No idea myself. But as I am usually Torrenting, its all worth it!
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Teh_Gerbil wrote:
    No idea myself. But as I am usually Torrenting, its all worth it!
    Yeah, that's what I meant. If you have the computer doing something, sure. But some people just leave it on and inactive.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    booting up the pc takes up a lot of electricity .. it can be more energy efficent if you leave it on i believe (depending on how often you turn it on and off of course)
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