Should You Shut Down a Computer When It’s Not in Use?
Can you leave your computer on 24/7?
Leave your computer on all the time, or shut it off when it’s not in use; does it really make a difference? If you’ve been asking yourself this question, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can choose whichever way you want. You just need to understand the ramifications of your choice and take a few precautions to ensure you get the longest life you can from your computer.
The most important precaution is to add a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), no matter which method you choose. A UPS can protect your computer from many of the dangers it’s likely to face.