I turn my display off when I'm not using the PC (it's a major power draw). I worry about the hard drive being turned on and off, not the display. The display doesn't have moving parts (other than buttons).frugaltype wrote:No kidding? I turn my laptop off several times a day. I think it used to be hard on displays to be turned off and on, but I thought that was no longer the case. I haven't seen any ill effects in years of doing this.
BolderBoy wrote:All hard drives manufactured in at least the last 8 years automatically spin down and park after a very short period of idleness.
stevep001 wrote:My primary personal computer, running win7, is set to sleep after 30 minutes and to hibernate after 6 hours. The only time it reboots is when automatic updates are applied.
What is the difference between "sleep" and "hibernate" ?
I prefer keeping the hard drive spinning
I former network colleague said the computer should be re-booted every week or two to keep it running at optimum efficiency.
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