What happens when you leave a desktop computer on 24 hours a day?

Answer Some computer users turn their desktops off when not in use, while others find benefits in leaving the computers on, in varying states of energy saving modes. Under certain conditions, leaving a de... Read More »

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Should I leave the computer on all the time or shut it down when it's not going to be used for several hours?

save energy, shut it down. disk drives, cooling fans are mechanical devices, so the longer they are running the faster they will wear out.

What happens if you leave your facebook on, on a shared computer?

go to your active sessions page, and deactivate all the active sessions, and then log back in at home

Is it safe to leave computer on for hours/days..?

I leave my computer on 24/7 most of the time. There's nothing wrong with doing this...although you should restart about once a week or so if you do leave it on.

Is it safe to leave my desktop computer on for a straight week?

i guess if you don't mind a high electricity bill, it shouldn't like blow up or try to eat your house... though that would be cool