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Hey guys,

 

I have a question about leaving my PC on for long periods of time.

 

READ: This thread is not for debating whether I should leave my PC on all the time or not. This is simply to figure out what harm, if any, can come from leaving a PC on for days on end.

 

So I've been downloading Star Citizen for almost 3 days in a row now with only 1 restart in those 3 days. Backstory: My download speed is 170 KB/s :P

If I keep this going on for the rest of the week let's say, will it cause any damage or more wear to my system? I have heard that fans will lose durability if they are left spinning for a long time (weeks to months).

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No, your PC will be fine (if you have ok temperatures) Overheating is the only real problem, but if your system is properly cooled you're fine :)

 

 

But, a restart every week or so is a good idea ;)

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I leave my pc on all the time. Just sometimes restart to update.

 

 

At 4 am I have updates scheduled, so sometimes it updates when I'm sleeping.

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It certainly will harm your hardware at some point, but not noticeable. You are good, as long as you have good temeratures in your system.

 

But pls shut off your pc, do it for the environment :c

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Electronically your PC should be fine, providing you have a quality PSU. Mechanically, the likelihood of moving parts (your fans) sustaining any permanent damage really depends on their bearings. I wouldn't loose sleep over it though.

 

Edit: The only time my PC is off is when it's being upgraded or an update requires it.

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It certainly will harm your hardware at some point, but not noticeable. As long as you have good temeratures in your system.

 

But pls shut off your pc, do it for the environment :c

Because 1 guy leaving his computer on for a few days will kill all the animals

 

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Because 1 guy leaving his computer on for a few days will kill all the animals

 

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Yea...ofc it won´t do much when a single person turns off the PC over night. But if a lot of people did that, it would have a big impact. Just looking at things with a different perspective.

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As others have said the only time to worry is if your PC is under 90%+ load all the time and/or has really high temps all the time.

I was once able to manage about a month of up time, would have been longer but there was a power outage of all things.

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But if a lot of people did that, it would have a big impact. Just looking at things with a different perspective.

But a lot of people already do, so it doesn't make a difference

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But a lot of people already do, so it doesn't make a difference

 

I´m not going to start a discussion, but consider this:

What positive points does it have, when you are running your PC 24/7?

 

You can access your PC whenever you want (let´s say via Teamviewer etc.)

You are physically able to go to your PC and make stuff whenever you like.

Also, you don´t have to wait for the PC to boot up.

 

But:

How long does your PC take to boot up? I guess the majority has a SSD as bootdrive nowadays, so it´s ~30 sec. (Mine takes 16 secs)

When you need your machine spontaneously, the time you have to wait is still acceptable.

And do you really need to access your PC whenever you like? You could try alternatives like WOL, so your PC doesn´t have to run all the time.

 

I´m trying to look at that as neutral as possible. Everyone has to decide on their own. Whatever. I´m just thinking it´s unnecessary.

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Hey guys,

 

I have a question about leaving my PC on for long periods of time.

 

READ: This thread is not for debating whether I should leave my PC on all the time or not. This is simply to figure out what harm, if any, can come from leaving a PC on for days on end.

 

So I've been downloading Star Citizen for almost 3 days in a row now with only 1 restart in those 3 days. Backstory: My download speed is 170 KB/s :P

If I keep this going on for the rest of the week let's say, will it cause any damage or more wear to my system? I have heard that fans will lose durability if they are left spinning for a long time (weeks to months).

 

The components are designed to be left on for long periods of time as they are desktop grade. You should not be concerned unless you are seeing unusually high temps.

Occasional restarts are a good thing to allow updates to finish integrating and to allow the system to refresh itself.

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My current uptime is 1:16:29:xx after a pesky windows update I forgot about. Came out of a 4-ish week uptime. Ain't nothin' wrong with keeping your PC on. Except the power bill

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