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OC and Power - how long do you leave your PC running at a time?

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March 8, 2010 5:37:05 PM

i leave my PC on all the time. it is mildly OC'd--an e6750 at 3.2ghz--but the cores idle around 35c which wasn't much different from their stock temperature. i wonder at what point OC'ing means you should turn your PC off at night or during the day while you are (maybe) at work. just kind of curious the general OCs out there and how often you turn your computer off or what you think is safe.
March 8, 2010 5:51:35 PM

I suggest you turn it off when you are going to bed or when you're not home. You will greatly reduce power consumption and wear and tear on your system. Thus, you will save lots of money. If money isn't a problem then I still suggest turning off your system when not in use because there is no point in running it if you aren't using it. There's only so much electricity going around lol.
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March 8, 2010 5:54:35 PM

Cold boots degrade your processor also, so it can be good to keep your PC running.

I usually shut down my pc though because i run on the edge, sometimes i use as much as 1.43v when im crunching.
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March 8, 2010 5:57:50 PM

What in the world would you need a voltage that high for? Are you planning on discovering a new formula for traveling through black holes?
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March 9, 2010 5:07:21 PM

This question has been around since the early days of the IBM PC - in other words, about 30 years. The answer is still unresolved.
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March 10, 2010 12:05:58 AM

Last time a turned off was...on new years when i left for vacation :)  Other then that its on 24/7 and i restart sometimes during updates and new program installation. Otherwise weather its full load or not doing anything (which it usually is) its still on. My old PC is going to be 4 years in september of 2010 and it ran 24/ 7 its whole life and its still running as a linux machine perfectly fine so yeah.
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March 15, 2010 10:55:20 AM

My PCs are on 24x7....When i run design simulation software it runs for days at 100% CPU and almost MAX memory. Its OC at 3GHZ.

The other Quad Core serves as a multimedia server, HD-DVR, HPVR and game machine. Its on 24x7.
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