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How long should I leave MY PC on?

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December 10, 2012 11:58:57 AM

Recently, I am leaving my PC on during nights and day because it has a program that needs to have the PC on all the time.

My i5-3570k @ 4.2ghz is at 30-50% usage all the time and at around 38-50 degrees Celsius, and I am just wondering if leaving it on like this for, lets say a week, would do a lot of damage to the PC?

Before, I would just shut down my PC every night and turn it back on in the afternoons when I need it.

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December 10, 2012 12:04:55 PM

It will not cause it damage, but you may want to dial it back down to stock voltages/clock if you do not need the extra performance increase. This will increase it's lifespan(which will probably be longer then needed even at this rate of usage). I would worry more about it using extra electricity and heating up the room it is in. If you live in a colder environment you might want to turn the heat off xD.
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December 10, 2012 12:33:39 PM

No damage as long as your temps are fine (<105C coretemp for Ivy actually).

I run my PC 24/7. It's an i7-920 OC to 3.56 GHz. Running since 08 or early 09 IIRC :D 
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December 10, 2012 1:00:06 PM

I run all my rigs 24/7/365 and have done so for years. There is a school of thought that says components will last longer if the constant hot/cold cycles are eliminated.
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December 11, 2012 10:33:27 AM

Uberperson said:
It will not cause it damage, but you may want to dial it back down to stock voltages/clock if you do not need the extra performance increase. This will increase it's lifespan(which will probably be longer then needed even at this rate of usage). I would worry more about it using extra electricity and heating up the room it is in. If you live in a colder environment you might want to turn the heat off xD.

Its OCed to 4.2ghz @ stock voltages. Is it necessary to put it back to 3.8ghz turbo?
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December 11, 2012 11:03:03 AM

no
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December 12, 2012 4:57:01 AM

FinneousPJ said:
no

Alright
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December 18, 2012 11:46:08 PM

Best answer selected by Platinum_Gamer.
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