PC Hardware forum


[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?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: [IT Question] motherboard lifespan check
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: [IT Question] motherboard lifespan check
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

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

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Turn up the volume with our Apple Byte sweeps!

Two lucky winners will take home the coveted smart speaker that lets Siri help you around your connected house. This sweepstake ends Feb. 25, 2018.