How long is it safe to leave your PC on for?
No more than 24 hours? Days? Weeks?
The reason I ask is that I am doing some big downloads and even with ADSL it takes ages, so I tend to leave the PC on overnight and when I go to work so it can chug away with the downloads.
Is there is risk of malfunction / fire / component failure? I am using standard components such as HDD, CPU etc They are not specialist "server" type equipment designed to work 24/7. Case temps are a steady 25c and CPU is 49c.
I'm probably more concerned about the PC catching fire and burning the house down when I'm not there to look after it.