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I have always turned off my PC at the end of the day, even switched the PSU off.
What are the benefits if any to leave a PC running in hybernation?
I switch it on the first thing every day anyway.

Maybe it's just me but I've noticed lightbulbs have a longer life if you just leave them on instead of switching them on and off every day.

Sure it might save electricity but how much really? If say a PC is running in hybernation five nights a week alongside a smaller lightbulb.
It's not gonna make that much of a difference in my mind.

But about the PC components, is there some consensus about their longevity and performance regarding sleep/hybernation and switching on/off?


I've never heard of a computer getting too old to function, laptops excluded. If you don't drop it the only part that could stop working are hard disks, cd and floppy drives and fans. All the rest is solid state, after all, and if you don't let your computer overheat they won't change. Humidity could damage your motherboard, but it has nothing to do with switching on and off.

Fans aren't supposed to get damaged, I've never heard of CD or floppy drives failing, and a hard drive is one of the best ways to store data because it rarely fails and will keep the files theoretically eternelly. SSDs get damaged and should never be used imo. Rewrites wreck SSDs and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

I believe switching on and off is more straining to HDs because they require more reads than sleeping.

Are you gonna keep your computer till the day you die or something? This kind of stuff doesn't really matter because computers get outdated before they really 'die'. Excluding laptops, because they get into accidents.


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the love for a PC is eternal and you speak the lies of a devil



you describe the results of an optimal scenario: low use, low humidity, a constant mild temperature, no power surges or outages, etc. fans, hard drives, and disk drives all have moving parts which can fail. capacitors on a board can fail, as well as batteries. dust build-up is also a thing and I have had spiders camp inside pcs before. degradation over time is inevitable for everything but proper care and maintenance always helps

I have a 14 year old laptop in my closet and a tower in the living room that's like 16… both still work somehow and I know the tower was rarely maintained and not shut down properly until it was given to me… and I commuted with the laptop for a few years

it blows my mind when people tell me their computers only last them like two years. what the fuck do they do to these machines?

I leave my computer on most of the time because it doesn't hibernate properly thanks to a trash motherboard. and the noise of the fans helps me sleep better

in the past I thought about setting up remote access to it since it is on all the time, but I'm always at home these days so there's no point

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