Do you power off your PC?

Soldato
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Shut down, although it's an indicator of how the previous night was...if I click the mouse and it fires up then I've been too tired/drunk to remember to shut down :p
 
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Usually into Hibernate mode as I turn my computer on via alexa (WOL) when I get back from work.
 
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Never, three desktop PC's here have run continuously for over a year or so, only being shutdown if there's a problem. Greta eat your heart out.... ;) Several Raspberry Pi's run 24 hours a day, seven days a week,too. Having said that I am looking at a quarterly bill here of over £1100, so there is a downside.
 
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Shutdown and power off at the wall socket.

Though I do have CCTV cameras and a QNAP running these days. Oh and now the OLED TV is left in standby as it's supposed to run a screen burn routine after a certain number of viewing hours.

So what used to be a maximum power saving effort isn't so important.
 
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If I remember I hit the power button to put it to sleep. If not, it goes to sleep after 15 minutes anyway.
Convenient because it fires itself up for scheduled tasks/updates etc then goes back to sleep.
 
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Always shut down for the night. During the day it depends, if I know I'm gonna use it again within like 30min then I keep it on otherwise shut down. With the speed of the M2 drives it only takes seconds to boot up.
 

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No, it makes next to no noise and is in use day and night. When idle it throttles down to a few hundred mhz anyway and all but the GPU use a couple of watts of idle power whilst the GPU sits around 18 watts.
 
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