Shut Down or Sleep?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cheeto16, Mar 6, 2016.

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  1. Yep, for a desktop, I always turn it off, especially if the boot drive is an SSD. But the fan lights do work as a nice nightlight if I ever decide to leave it on:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
  2. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    While shutting down seems better because it saves a lot more power and is only a split second longer to boot up, I still put my computer to sleep when I have a bunch of things open that I may find too inconvenient to re-open if I were to shut my computer down. All in all, I would say shutting down your computer is better, but there are valid arguments where putting your computer to sleep may be a better option.
  3. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Honestly, just shut it down if you're not going to use it for the next few hours.

    It simply wastes unnecessary amounts of energy and it only takes a couple of minutes for your computer to turn successfully function again.

    It's in your best interest for the long run.

    Give your computer the proper rest!
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Personally, unless I'm running a download or something, if I am walking away from my PC for more than an hour then I always shut down completely. For starters, it uses energy and I pay the bills, so the less the better. lol Secondly, we have 4 PC's and three laptops in our home office and if we don't shut down then the room can get very HOT, especially during the summer here in AZ.
  5. Wonginator88

    Wonginator88 Member

    I shut down
  6. IniAfi

    IniAfi Member

    i Prefer Sleep
    because, when i need to rest for a while. i just need to click one button to put it back
    my latest work before.
  7. We're a "put the PC to sleep" family. I figure if we need sleep, so does the PC.
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  8. Mat_Cauthon

    Mat_Cauthon Member

    I don't have a laptop like that, but my current laptop is completely fine just sleeping. I usually just put it to sleep for about a week, then restart it to reset the memory and stuff on the weekends. It seems to run fine, even after the CPU has an up time of 6-7 days.
  9. sleep it during the day and only shut it down at night because it can be hard on the hard drive
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