analog wrote:Some of you engineers pipe up here........
There is little difference according to the damn lies (er, STATISTICS
) regarding the stresses that are put on a computer by turning it on and off vs. leaving it running. As far as I can tell, you are far more likely to replace something that has become obsolete before you have to replace something that has become busted due to use.
I recently replaced a video card on my PC. I picked up the card used, thinking it was one of the better cards (and it was) in 1999. It showed its weaknesses when I tried to play a DVD through my computer. Now I can edit some of those old tapes I made of the Indy 500.