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sleep mode hurt your computer in the long run?

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sleep mode hurt your computer in the long run?

i prefer sleep mode rather than shutting down after use... does sleep mode affect your computers longetivity? side effects maybe?


can you techies enlighten a noob regarding the matter, ty
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Your machine will degrade after time.
If you leave it on sleep mode you'll have to replace vital parts like the escape key after 20 years.
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Dranus is right, you'll wear out your pc's flux capacitor.
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Turning off your computer after use is so 20th century. I had read a recommendation from Microsoft before saying that you should use sleep mode if you use your computer at least once a day. Does it hurt the PC in the long run? Well, that will be a very very LONG run.

To me turning off hurts the PC even more. When you turn it back on, it will start booting up your PC and loading everything from HD back to memory. That's the wear and tear of your HD. Sleep mode consume only fraction of the energy to keep the memory active.
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maybe, but how long do you plan to keep your PC around really? the cost in lifespan (if any) will likely make no difference to you.

side effect is that sleep/wake can be unstable depending on your software/hardware config.
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My parents ancient p3 era celeron probably haven't been actually "shut down" in 6-7 years.

Still works
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I think it hurts your computer when you have to keep things warm in memory. If you use hibernation (which writes the state of the machine onto disk), the wear down should not be as great.
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Do all spindle based harddrives go into park mode when in sleep? If not, that could be a cause for concern....
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LOL at Sleep and LOL at hibernation.

Any stationary machine should be left on 24/7 without exception. At my households I run 7 desktop machines 24/7, rain, shine, day, night, recession or not. :lol: :D
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Just memory leak problem so you should reboot every once in a while
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Oversized Rooster wrote:
Feb 26th, 2010 6:20 pm
LOL at Sleep and LOL at hibernation.

Any stationary machine should be left on 24/7 without exception. At my households I run 7 desktop machines 24/7, rain, shine, day, night, recession or not. :lol: :D
you are definitely environment friendly

your mama should be proud
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torseller07 wrote:
Feb 26th, 2010 6:13 pm
I think it hurts your computer when you have to keep things warm in memory. If you use hibernation (which writes the state of the machine onto disk), the wear down should not be as great.
In desktops there is only "sleep", no hibernation. (well on my comp anyways...)
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Oversized Rooster wrote:
Feb 26th, 2010 6:20 pm
LOL at Sleep and LOL at hibernation.

Any stationary machine should be left on 24/7 without exception. At my households I run 7 desktop machines 24/7, rain, shine, day, night, recession or not. :lol: :D
sexyj wrote:
Feb 26th, 2010 8:48 pm
you are definitely environment friendly

your mama should be proud
:lol: reminds me of this thread

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/slee ... ta-788703/
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i always hibernate, if there's a power failure then when the UPS runs out(which admittedly, will take a bloody long time at the power usage sleep mode takes) I now have an improper shutdown.

You can even set your power button to make the pc enter hibernate instead of sleep(or prompt you)
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takumi111 wrote:
Feb 26th, 2010 10:16 pm
:lol: reminds me of this thread

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/slee ... ta-788703/
I knew something sounded familiar here.
B0000rt wrote:
Feb 26th, 2010 6:19 pm
Do all spindle based harddrives go into park mode when in sleep? If not, that could be a cause for concern....
I carry around my laptop in standby all the time, and it doesn't seem to ever affect the hard drive. Whether or not I'm just lucky is undetermined.
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