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June 25, 2012 4:03:57 AM

Is it safe to turn on the computer overnight? I need to download Battlefield Bad Company 2, which it's around 8GB. I want it to download overnight, and origin sucks that it cannot resume downloads, and also I don't want to wasting my time in my day time, so is it safe to do that?
June 25, 2012 4:06:43 AM

Absolutely. :)  I leave my system on 24/7, actually.
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June 25, 2012 4:09:29 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Absolutely. :)  I leave my system on 24/7, actually.


:o  Really? What's the temps for your system? And what cooling solutions do you use?
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June 25, 2012 4:10:52 AM

Why wouldn't it be?
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June 25, 2012 4:12:57 AM

Well, when I'm not actually using it (sleeping etc.), it's just at idle usually, so my temps are ~30C or a little less, and I use a Hyper 212 Evo for cooling.

You won't be really stressing the CPU only downloading a game (near idle, really), so temps aren't really of any concern.
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June 25, 2012 4:18:18 AM

My CPU is around 40s degrees when idle. Which is okay. My GPU can be range 40-50 degrees even if it's idle. Do you think those temps are normal for idle?
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June 25, 2012 4:28:02 AM

Eh, 40C is high-ish for idle, but I'm guessing you're using the stock cooler, which would explain that. 40-50C is fine though. Like I said, you're not stressing the CPU when downloading a game, so that's not a problem.

If you were running it 75C+ for hours on end, then I'd say you would need to be careful, but you won't be.
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June 25, 2012 4:32:24 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Eh, 40C is high-ish for idle, but I'm guessing you're using the stock cooler, which would explain that. 40-50C is fine though. Like I said, you're not stressing the CPU when downloading a game, so that's not a problem.

If you were running it 75C+ for hours on end, then I'd say you would need to be careful, but you won't be.


Uh, I run my computer for like 10 hours once, and it's still with 40c range. My CPU never goes to 70c. Max is about 65 when video editing. I think its okay. Also, what about power comsumption? I know it's stupid to ask but my parents are paying for the power bills, lol.
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June 25, 2012 4:35:48 AM

A very large percentage of computers operate 24/7. It would kinda of suck if the internet went off every night at 8 wouldn't it? ;) 
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June 25, 2012 4:36:41 AM

That's really not an issue either, since it's basically running at idle. If you were stress testing overnight, it would be a different story, but you'll pretty much just be pulling idle wattage.
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June 25, 2012 4:42:50 AM

Origin lets you resume downloads I believe. There should be an option to pause/play in "My Games."
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June 25, 2012 4:44:13 AM

Lol I would be so mad if there was no Internet after 8. So most likely, it will run overnight without problem. Thanks guys for the help. Gonna play BF2 tomorrow. :D 
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June 25, 2012 4:46:08 AM

fearless1333 said:
Origin lets you resume downloads I believe. There should be an option to pause/play in "My Games."


Nope, I actually tried doing that, but it saids if you stop download, you will lose everything. That's why I am asking this :/ 
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June 25, 2012 4:46:24 AM

Best answer selected by ipwn3r456.
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June 25, 2012 4:59:30 AM

I let my PC run 24/7 all the time too. Most of the time through overnight it encodes. Through the day it encodes too and it preps to encodes for overnight.

It is running @ 68°C under the load and 30°C idle. U can run it at full speed for hours, but when u stop it, it goes down in seconds to idle temps.

And 40°C @ idle is little warmer than it should be.
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June 25, 2012 5:23:20 AM

ipwn3r456 said:
Nope, I actually tried doing that, but it saids if you stop download, you will lose everything. That's why I am asking this :/ 


Ah, then it's probably the game you're trying to download. Sucks :( 
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June 25, 2012 2:48:41 PM

nikorr said:
I let my PC run 24/7 all the time too. Most of the time through overnight it encodes. Through the day it encodes too and it preps to encodes for overnight.

It is running @ 68°C under the load and 30°C idle. U can run it at full speed for hours, but when u stop it, it goes down in seconds to idle temps.

And 40°C @ idle is little warmer than it should be.


Yeah i know is a bit warm for idle, but its still okay. My CPU never goes up to 70c, even if i am doing video editing and such. The max i believe, it was once 65c. My case is not good, prebuild computer..., ventilation for the case is not good either. My computer is a Dell XPS 8300.
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June 25, 2012 3:34:58 PM

WOW, origin sucks like hell. Whenever i tried to resume the download for bf2, it can't even let me do it. Can anyone help? :/ 
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June 25, 2012 3:42:37 PM

Yes, Origin support can probably help...
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June 25, 2012 4:31:28 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Yes, Origin support can probably help...


It works and resumes the download. Origin is just... so weird...
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