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How long can I leave it on?

by jaymathew5150 / December 31, 2004 2:53 PM PST

I usually just put on my PC to play a game or email and switch it off after an hour or so. I have recently got a broadband connection as well as a long list of pending downloads on my download manager running into Gigabytes. So I am planning to leave it on and let the PC download throughout the day with the monitor on standby or switched off.
Is it safe for the PC? How long can I leave it on continuously without causing significant damage?

My 2 yr old PC:
AMD Athlon XP 1800+ with stock fan and sink.
MSI KT3 Ultra 2 Motherboard.
Kobian Large ATX Cabinet and 350W(?) power supply and I have installed 2 additional fans in the cab.
Asus GeForce 4 Ti4200 128 RAM
384 MB DDR RAM
40 GB Seagate HDD
Samsung 17" monitor Syncmaster 753S

I run PC Alert 4 v 4.0.7.2 and it typically shows
CPU temp at 52 deg. C and System temp at 42 deg. C and CPU fan at approx 5200 rpm

Thanks a lot!
Cheers!
Happy New Year!

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i dont see
by Mark5019 / December 31, 2004 7:39 PM PST

any mention of a virus program, or a firewall
i leave my puter on all time i just turn monitor off when i go to bed or out

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I was thinking...
by jaymathew5150 / January 1, 2005 12:43 AM PST
In reply to: i dont see

I was thinking more along the lines of actual hardware damage due to sustained high temps etc.
Anyway I am running Win XP Home SP2 with XP Firewall and Norton AV running at all times

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ambient room temp
by zacho / January 1, 2005 12:46 AM PST
In reply to: I was thinking...

As long as the ambient temperature of the room is around 70F you should be all set. I wouldnt worry about it at all.

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