Date: Tue Aug 7 16:21:00 2007

Author: Jerry Hester

Subject: Re: computers

Besides, it is very difficult to hack into a computer that is turned off!

Jerry H.

At 03:57 PM 8/7/2007, you wrote:
>My wife works for Intel. At Intel they ask the employees to shut their
>computers off every night (I assume they know what is good for the chips).
> I guess the cost of electricity is greater than the reduced life of the
>computer (if there is reduced life).
> > Not sure if this is really a "physics" question. My old laptop died (Mac),
> > and I now have a new one. I am wondering if it should be shut down every
> > night, or simply be left on "sleep mode." The manual states to "shut the
> > computer down if it won't be used for a day or two." The tech guys at my
> > school say to keep it on at all times because the heat up/cool down cycle
> > causes the most damage.
> >
> > Any thoughts or personal experience with this? What should be done to
> > extend the life of a computer?
> >