Do you turn off your computer when you're done for the night?

United States
July 27, 2009 7:47pm CST
I haven't turned off my computer for at least a month. I just want it to flick right back on when I wake up. Usually at 3 0' clock.
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19 responses
@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Any problems after not turning off your computer for a month ? Say, over-heating ? etc ? No problems during lightning-days ? My computer has some problems now : after turning-off, it takes a long time to open again ! So, I intend to not turning-off my computer, but not sure of its consequences.
• United States
28 Jul 09
I have to restart it once a month, or else it starts to get really slow. I can't figure that one out. Anyway, I don't have any overheating problems, the computers internal thermostat activates the fans when they need to come on. As long as you take time to clean the dust off of the vents on the outside of your computer, (maybe once every two months) than heat shouldn't be an issue.
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
Thanks for your information. Happy mylotting !
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
For practical reason, I do. It is a waste of electricity, money and may cause accident. So be a habit to shut down your pc. Great day!
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
11 Sep 09
Hey, Yes I always turn off my computer, since it isn't good practicum to continually leave it one, it might ware out the hard drive or the CPU if you do that. If you want to just flick it back on, at least put it on 'hibernate' or 'sleep'. You can still flick it back on in like 2 seconds with these methods. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
• United States
7 Aug 09
yes i turn it off i hate wasting electricity and ,money.i only leave it on when i am gonig to do something then come bacj and use it again. my mom's bf always leaves it on he is the dumbest person i met and he is ugly i hate him.
• United States
6 Aug 09
The best thing to do, is find hardware or software that will do this. Its not hard based on the face that network wakeup works.
• United States
29 Jul 09
I have 3 computers in my house each has a program I have on them that earns me money when the computers are on so when I go to bed I rotate which one gets to stay on all night and the other 2 will be shut down. So at least I make some money while I sleep
• India
29 Jul 09
Most of the time computer my computer remains switched on in the night ....most of the time i download something(games,movies etc)....as i have a night unlimited connection so its the best time for me do something in the internet..... sometime i stay up all night to play online games....some times i even forget to switch it off.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
28 Jul 09
It's usually one of the last things I do at night (turn it off) and one of the first things I do in the morning (turn it on) I might be addicted, lol.
@lovedude (4457)
• India
28 Jul 09
I generally shut down my system when I go for sleep but sometimes when I download something.. I do not power it off for whole night..
@Ha3cker (61)
• Australia
28 Jul 09
Well, Depends. For the last 2 months my SERVER COMPUTER'S where not turned off for maintaince for like 7 months. but my real computer is turned off in about every 4-7 days.
• United States
28 Jul 09
There are benefits to turning off your computer when you are done with it. First of all it saves on energy, and we could all use the savings in the power bill department. It also gives your computer a chance to cool down. PCU's run at a very high temp and running for extended periods of time can cause faster wear and tear. Also turning off your system clears your RAM, which is good because a lot of information is store there, some that is not needed anymore, and this can slow down your computer over time. You don't have to turn it off EVERY night, but every couple of days isn't a bad idea. Blessings! MissusV
@shazz282 (177)
• New Zealand
28 Jul 09
I use to leave mine own all night. But now I switch it of when I go to bed. Saves power. :o)
@terozua (45)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
wow its can be a great record for a personal computer..normally i'll do that online on the weekend or went i'm getting long holiday
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Well My pc is 24h/7 and unless the pc broke down ..It will stay 24h a day..
@nimasa (122)
• Canada
28 Jul 09
I usually turn my computer off when i go to bed and turn it back on when i get up.
• United States
28 Jul 09
I have a laptop so it shuts off when I close it. I keep it in a drawer to keep the cats off of it!
@schlei (132)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
Yes. Also when I have to go to college. I only use it for 5 hours during the mornings and another 5 hours in the evenings and I turn in off all those hours in between. As much as I'd love to leave my computer downloading, the weather is too hot here and I'm afraid my PC would die of overheat.
@inedible (773)
• Singapore
28 Jul 09
I turn mine off since I don't use it in my sleep. I do also use my computer right after waking up, but it only takes a short while to start up, so I don't see the point in wasting electricity to save that tiny bit of time.
@jeg2315 (198)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I turn my computer off when I go to bed. I think leaving it on even in sleep mode wastes more energy than just starting it back up again in the morning. Besides, my computer seems to have a problem with overheating, so I turn it off to keep it cool, among other things.