ANONJEKLOY NEWS : Do you really need to shutdown your computer at night



This myth goes all the way back to the early days of computer. Back then, computer parts, especially hard drive, wore out much faster than they do today. So, the ideas was that to make your computers last longer, you should always shut it down at nights. Many people still cling to that concepts.

Of course, modern computer have more-robust part, which means you can let them run with little to no problems. Whether you shut down your computers nightly now just come down to personal preferences. If you want your computer to do things like back up, updates or other intensive task, you can schedule them at nights while you are not using your systems.

If you’re concerned about saving energy, turn it off. Or you can use one of yourcomputer has many power-saving modes, which are more convenients for getting it going again in the morning.
Tip in a Tip: If you’re computer slow down to a crawl, often a reboot bring it back to normal. By the way, if your Internet connections is slower than usual, try turning off both your modems and router for 60-second. This usually works to speed things up.

  • Fewer temporary system issues – Those who keep their machine booted up indefinitely are familiar with the little problem that crop up when a computers is in use for a long time. Strange little problems occur and they’re often solved by a reboots. If you’re essentially rebooting every day, you’re giving your machines a fresh start. This helps avoid minor system issue.
  • Quiet hours – When your machines is running, it’s capable of making noises. The sounds of the fans can be bothersome if you’re sleeping in the same rooms, but you also run the risk of the computer playing and alert or other sound unexpectedly. This is easily rectified by muting your sound every nights, but you run the risk of forgetting. (Of course, you can automate that process on Windows and OS X pretty easily.)
  • A longer-lasting machine – While you can never really know when your computers is going to fail, less stress placed on its component will contribute to a longer lives. You still have to keep it clean, dust-free, and well-maintained, but less activities can help your hardware last longer.
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