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For how many hours per day does your PC run?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Mar 22, 2013.

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For how many hours per day does your PC run?

Poll closed Apr 29, 2013.
  1. up to 2 hours

    308 vote(s)
    4.1%
  2. up to 5 hours

    1,580 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. up to 10 hours

    3,288 vote(s)
    44.2%
  4. I never switch it off

    2,258 vote(s)
    30.4%
  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    We are wondering if you turn off your pc between usage sessions? Standby? Hibernation?
  2. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    From 7AM to around 10-12PM

    My PC router runs 24/7

    HTPC gets an hour or two here or there.
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  3. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    @ brandon...vote man!

    I don't shut off my PCs unless I need to restart them for updates or software.
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  4. RCoon

    RCoon Forum Gypsy

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    depends upon what tv shows need downloading ;)
    could be from 8am to 2am the next day, or 4pm to 2am.
  5. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    there was no poll when I posted sneeky! It was just added in.
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  6. ChristTheGreat

    ChristTheGreat

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    24/7, WCG :)

    and in winter, it heats my room :)
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    Mostly 24/7,some times i shut it down when im away from home so a couple of days or more(i serve in the military)
  8. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    Times can be pretty random though out a day, could be 3hr's a day and could be up to 12 hours.

    And to have a average would have to know in what time frame but it be a ruff estimate still.
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    catnipkiller

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    My vent server is on 24/7 and my main rig is on when ever im at home and i shut it off when im done.
  10. Drone

    Drone

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    5 hours, standard working day
  11. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I didn't vote. If i have work my computer will be on no less then 6 hrs. If i have no work then up time is well beyond 12hrs
  12. Inceptor

    Inceptor

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    The Computers I use don't get shut down, they get put to sleep when not in use.
    I don't always use my desktop, in fact over the last 4 or 5 months I haven't used it much at all; but I use either a tablet or a laptop, or my pc an average of 2-5 hours per day.
  13. Sasqui

    Sasqui

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    Great question...

    Out of 3 rigs, the one I use the most for surfing and email goes into standby after 20 minutes. Draws about 5 watts in standby (according to kill-a-watt). It runs about 2 hours a day I guess.

    My gaming rig doesn't see much use lately as it's sort of still a work in progress. So less than an hour a day.

    3rd one reserved as my media PC hasn't been used much at all. It's plugged into my TV and larger audio system and still a work in progress. That one will probably be on 3 hours a day when it's up and fully operational, and loaded with media scattered amongst the 10 different hard drives I have. I'll have to experiment with sleep/standby mode on that, don't want it shutting down when I'm watching a movie or listening to music.
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    repman244

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    Usually around 5 hours...a bit more during the weekend.
  15. Ahhzz

    Ahhzz

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    Used to turn it off over night, but since last Fall, I've been running it in the evening for 4 or 5 hours, 2 hours in the morning, and Sleep in between. Restart it once every week or two, just to refresh.
  16. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    there was no suitable option for me. I turn my PC on when I get up @ 7am, and turn it off usually around 11 PM, so about 16 hours a day. That's longer than I have the lights on in my house for.

    what's more interesting to me is that I have 13 lightbulbs total in my house, and each is a 25W fluorescent bulb. That's 325W total, if I have all my lights on, every single one in every room(which never happens).

    My gaming rig with OC pulls 1225W(monitors and stereo included). Almost 3x as much. :laugh: Thank god I don't game all day long every day.
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    I have it on in the morning (7-9AM) and don't turn it off until bed (12-2AM). So at least 16 hours at minimum.

    I can't pick anything on the poll. :p
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  18. natr0n

    natr0n

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    24/7/365

    unless a storm or power outage happens.
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    AlienIsGOD

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    I run my PC 24/7. the closest i get to turning it off is when i go to bed; I crunch while i sleep so the monitor goes off along with keyboard lighting. Other than that i turn it OFF for 1 night every 2 or 3 weeks.
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  20. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Kinda depends.

    When I'm doing my day job it tends to be on between 7-12 hours or so.

    When I'm on leave, I might leave it on 24/7.
  21. digibucc

    digibucc

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    only for updates or crashes does it turn off ;) it does go to sleep about 12-1am normally, and is back on by 8am.
  22. PHaS3

    PHaS3

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    24/7...
    Contributing to global warming since 2003 :D
  23. manofthem

    manofthem

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    24/7 WCG FTW!!! :toast:
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  24. v12dock

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    powercfg -h off
  25. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    needs to be 24/7.
    i do use power profiles.

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