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Is it safe to keep your computer on for a long while?

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Answered 2006-08-03 01:03:54

Mine is on for 24 hours straight, but i turn it off eventually Turning your computer off and on repeatedly actually causes more "wear and tear" on it than leaving it run continuously. It's still a good idea to reboot it periodically. One reason is to clear up any memory that might not have been fully released by the application that last used it. A buildup of unreleased memory will deteriorate your computer's performance over time. I usually reboot mine every 2 weeks or so. Also be sure and periodically run scandisk and defragmenter on your system to keep it in top shape.

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