Do you turn your PC off at night?
Or, you know, ever?
Do you turn your PC off
A question for you from Santa Barbara Computer Help “That Tech Jeff”
Do you turn your PC off at night? Depending who you ask, turning off your computer at night is either a good way to save electricity or a good way to speed up the deterioration of your hardware. Here at Santa Barbara Computer Works “That Tech Jeff” I have always recommended that if you use your PC frequently throughout the day leave it on until you are done for the day, and then shut it off.
If you are a minimal user who gets on the PC once a day for a bit and thats it turn it off. A computer especially older models, uses quite a bit of power to turn on. Or maybe it’ll help prevent the build-up of dust. Or maybe powering down and then up again uses more electricity than just leaving it to hibernate would. Or maybe the RGB gremlins will get sad if you don’t leave a light on for them.
At this point there’s so much conflicting advice, it’s tempting to just throw up your hands and stop caring.
My question to you is this: Do you only reboot if a driver update tells you too, or Windows starts acting up?