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[IT Question] motherboard lifespan check

by Jinfiltration / July 13, 2014 6:21 PM PDT

if a motherboard runs 24/7 non-stop compare to a motherboard that has 2-4hrs rest everyday.

which one will last longer?

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No way to know...Too many variables.
by Steven Haninger / July 13, 2014 11:30 PM PDT

Some might answer by asking why a light bulb almost never burns out while it's on but when you first turn it on.

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In theory, the 24x7 but it may be negligle or
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2014 12:51 AM PDT

Hard to quantify. The only effect on life is the slight temperature change and if some solder joint lets loose. Then again if some part was near or over its rated operating temperature well the non 24x7 system loses.

This tells me we are asking the wrong questions. For example we no longer run a single server and with board costs being so low compared to down time we make a small cloud server even in a small business. Example follows.
Bob

-> http://hak5.org/episodes/episode-823

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