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How long should I leave MY PC on?

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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    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. no
  6. FinneousPJ said:
    no

    Alright
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