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    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.
    Last edited by davidstone28; October 15th, 2003 at 03:39 AM.
    Athlon XP 3200+, TT Silent Boost (its rubbish as well as loud) Gigabyte nForce2 mobo (stable but lacks tweaking options), GF4 Ti4200 128mb, Lian-Li V2000

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