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    24/7
    Components are stressed the most at boot-up.

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    Always when I'm home and up.

    School/work/sleep = off.

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    Same as Spurgu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    24/7
    Components are stressed the most at boot-up.
    ^ same, I learned that while ago.

    But If I'm out for a prolonged time, weekends trip whatever, I turn OFF and UNPLUG from the outlet. Even on OFF state, there is a 5volts running thru everything..


    And Hibernate its not a viable solution as much of the software that I use, don't support this thing, better way to "conserve" energy would be, turning off the monitor, and the hard drive..
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    Quote Originally Posted by irecinius View Post
    And Hibernate its not a viable solution as much of the software that I use, don't support this thing, better way to "conserve" energy would be, turning off the monitor, and the hard drive..
    It's a laptop, I'm pretty sure that that is what hibernate does.

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    Hibernate can give you some head aches if you for example has an external HD, Keyboard and Mouse.

    It’s unreliable at best. I've turn it off when I get a new notebook (to fix) frequently enough (i.e. it’s not going to sit on standby for days on end) I see no reason to use hibernation. Like I said, I’ve turned it off on every notebook I’ve used (mostly Dells) and never had a problem with the batteries as a result.
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    Batteries just eventually die. That's one sad truth, in the end they only last two to three years. On the other hand I turn of my moniter when ever i go to sleep, because there is no real reason to leave it on all the time, besides it bugs the shit out of me when it's on, and I'm sleeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irecinius View Post

    It’s unreliable at best. I've turn it off when I get a new notebook (to fix) frequently enough (i.e. it’s not going to sit on standby for days on end) I see no reason to use hibernation. Like I said, I’ve turned it off on every notebook I’ve used (mostly Dells) and never had a problem with the batteries as a result.
    I hibernated it (the laptop), took out the HD, the battery, the optical drive, all peripherals, the keyboard, the monitor, and the RAM, and then put it all back together, and it was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
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    Components are stressed the most at boot-up.
    yup, pretty much me and for the same reason too.


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    I just turn it off whenever I'm going somewhere or sleeping.
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