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Can i run hp pavillion g4 24/7 ?

by usamaminhas007 / September 4, 2013 8:21 PM PDT

HI everyone !
Need to confirm that can i run my laptop 24/7?
Its Hp Pavillion g4 (i7, 2.2ghz , 6gb ram , 750 hdd)
Also how i keep it healthy (working wise ) for longer time without reinstalling the operating system (currently has windows 7)
And i need to know that what are risks if i run it 24/7

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(NT) Make sure you keep it cool
by glb613 / September 4, 2013 11:06 PM PDT
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by Willy / September 4, 2013 11:40 PM PDT

Laptops have never been intended to run 24/7 as the user certainly isn't running 24/7. Even, if you wanted to, the end result is that supposedly it would hibernate or sleep but since laptops aren't that well cooled for LONG periods it could only have negative results sooner or later. Since if you made it run 24/7 it's not going anywhere, a desktop or more typical PC would be better.

You gave no clue for its usage will be. That may be more intuitive as to what is best for the purpose. As already stated, cooling is an issue. If you plan to do this then increase or improve cooling in some way. Come back with you results months from now and tell us your result as others may go a similar route. But for now I wouldn't recommend it.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Not really
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2013 11:53 PM PDT

But we have used them as temporary servers so let's share how we do that.

Surprise!!! We limit Windows use of the CPU cores to drop heat production. The usual i7 is a quad core with HT so we'll drop the CPU core limit to 4. Here's how:

Next you'll put up on some laptop cooling pad.

For temporary work that should be fine.

What is this about reinstalling the OS? I only get to do this after folk use registry cleaners.

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The question isn't
by Jimmy Greystone / September 5, 2013 10:09 AM PDT

The question isn't whether you can, it's whether you should or possibly even how long could you do it.

It's probably not the wisest of ideas to run laptops 24/7. Obviously you can, but it's likely going to shorten the expected life of the unit.

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