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Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby curteye » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:41 am

Aloha guys,

No poll here, just curious.

Years ago I would leave things running but now
when the session is over everything gets shut.
(don't remember when or why I changed).

So just asking you guys,
do you also shut down or do you leave your stuff running?
(any or all parts of the system)

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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby knuckle47 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:45 am

Funny that you mention this. Up until about 18 months ago, I just left everything on and if anything was shut down, the computer was on all the time. I computer engineer friend of mine suggest this as being better than the " rigors" of boot-up. Why I have no clue but I can believe the logic in that.

About the beginning of spring last year, I started to shut everything down as the primary reason being my electric bill. I'm not suggesting the computer is eating up power but it does seam as though my ridiculous electric bill is maybe $30.00 cheaper each month by shutting it down.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Mr M » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:59 am

Shut down what's the point of allowing a modern processor to build up heat?
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby surfer » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:04 am

My computer draws 150 watts to idle, up to 400 watts for video or music editing. On, do what I need, shut it down. The iPad takes 100 watts to give 10 hours of use. Saves a bunch on the monthly power charge.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Jeff Hayat » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:22 am

surfer wrote:My computer draws 150 watts to idle, up to 400 watts for video or music editing.


That's funny - my computer is the same sitting idle, vs. playing back a huge project which send my CPU upward of 50%

I got this thig-a-ma-jig from my local power co. a few months ago, and turns out, that my computer draws the equivalent of 1 cent/hr. So, if I shut it off at night for approx 8 hrs, that's 240 hrs/mo., equaling about $29.00/yr.

I can do alot with $29.00 yanno. :mrgreen:

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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby surfer » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 am

The 150 is accurate. The 400 is an apparently very bad guess. Besides CPU the fans speed up and the graphics GPU also draw more.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Mauri » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:06 am

Steve, that's a good point about the computer "sucking up extra dust", especially if the room is carpeted. It always surprises me how much dust my machine collects, and then obviously runs hotter.

Why pay for it?

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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Jarno » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:24 am

I used to keep my computer on 24/7 to save wear and tear caused by turning it on/off all the time. Then few years ago I did the math: with current electricity prices this is ridiculous. Did some more research and easily cut my electricity bill to 1/2. And that's a nice amount of €€/month.

At my location it's easy to calculate approximate cost: 10W = 1€/month. (OK ... actually it's more like 1.15€)

Steve Fogal wrote:Note; Some power experts even claim that you should unplug clock radios or anything with an LED light on it to conserve electicity.

And don't forget to unplug the cell phone charger etc ... by unplugging all these little gadgets in you home you may even save $2/month, if you're lucky :roll:
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Split » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:18 am

And if everyone switched off/unplugged all non essential electrical equipment when not needed the savings/environmental worldwide would be huge! A couple of Watts x 10's or even 100's of millions is a lot.

When I had a largish (analogue) desk I would leave that on permanently, solely to reduce the gremlins that can creep into these things when thermally cycled repeatedly (damp/condensation) thousands of components heating up cooling down/repeated expansion/contraction and all that!

Shut down pooter for me and switch off monitors :P

Not to mention the small fire risk!!!
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby curteye » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:48 am

Mahalo for all the info guys.

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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby BriHar » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:47 am

My advice - Turn it off ;)

Long ago, when vacuum tubes ruled the electronic world this was a major issue. A lot of gear, as well as many consumer HIFI and televisions later incorporated a standby switch which would just keep the heating elements under a slightly reduced current.

With modern solid state and microdevices this is hardly an issue any more and in fact in many cases the reverse is true. In the old world heat was integral as much of the the electronics relied on principles of thermionic emission (some high end and calibrated equipment even required the tubes to be "aged" = kept under current for a time like a vintage wine) - in the modern world, heat is generally the enemy and is a primary factor responsible for shortening the life of a given component. As the devices become smaller, the current required to operate them becomes smaller resulting in much less heat being generated overall. The greatest power hogs in a modern computer are usually the fans and devices involved in cooling the local environment down!

Consider also mechanical disk drives which many still have in use - and with the fact that many have defeated the power saving features of their DAW, these will never rest - increasing their likelihood of failure.

Lastly, think that many computers are connected to the internet, and if the computer sits there idle for long periods, this could give a hacker ample time to hack into your system! ;)
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby NorthWood MediaWorks » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:12 pm

Everything off here when not in use. Keeps the electrical cost down, gear will last longer (I have some 30+ year old gear). I unplug it all if I am away from the studio for more than a day or two.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby shadowfax » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:08 pm

It don't matter what we save in "the big picture" the idiots running the world will still stuff us and put the price of leky up!! it's only recentley they forced us to use those daft new light bulbs that make you go blind and you have to evacuate the house if one breaks...they use a load less leky but somehow..my leky bill has got bigger...Kevin
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Woodcrest Studio » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:39 pm

Split wrote:And if everyone switched off/unplugged all non essential electrical equipment when not needed the savings/environmental worldwide would be huge! A couple of Watts x 10's or even 100's of millions is a lot.



Completely agree as well as unplugging things you don't use often.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Woodcrest Studio » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:42 pm

shadowfax wrote:It don't matter what we save in "the big picture" the idiots running the world will still stuff us and put the price of leky up!! it's only recentley they forced us to use those daft new light bulbs that make you go blind and you have to evacuate the house if one breaks...they use a load less leky but somehow..my leky bill has got bigger...Kevin



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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby HornForHire » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:06 pm

NorthWood MediaWorks wrote:Everything off here when not in use. Keeps the electrical cost down, gear will last longer (I have some 30+ year old gear). I unplug it all if I am away from the studio for more than a day or two.

Yes, same here.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby shadowfax » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:29 pm

All I was saying is..whatever we do we're gonna get screwed for money...we use less leky to save money ( and the planet) so they put the price up and we pay the same or more for less...
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby curteye » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:38 am

OK

So this thread seems to be shaping up as economics being
one of the prime motivators to turning off yer gear.

Hypothetical:

If 'leky' (as shadowfax puts it) was free to all,
would you still shut down?

And why (or why not)?
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby NorthWood MediaWorks » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:39 am

curteye wrote:OK

So this thread seems to be shaping up as economics being
one on the prime motivators to turning off yer gear.

Hypothetical:

If 'leky' (as shadowfax puts it) was free to all,
would you still shut down?

And why (or why not)?
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Still the longevity issue regarding heat and general aging. Switching it off still makes more sense.

Now if that free electricity in Hawaii can reach here on a long extension cord, plug me in! :lol:
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby knuckle47 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:58 am

Steve, do you have hydro-electric generators in your area? You bills for electricity seem well below par...especially if you can curtail your girlfriends use...

For the 3 weeks we had here when the temps hovered near 100 daily, my monthly bill shot up to almost $400.

I met a few retires in Tennessee who are part of the Tennessee Valley Authority....their bills are like yours. The last bill I had under $50 was in 1977 in a 1 bedroom apartment with a window air conditioner.

FYI ...if the electricity was free, I'd still shut down...but I'd turn the air on freeze
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby curteye » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:23 am

Steve Fogal wrote:When I at 1st lived alone 4 years ago, I didn't watch TV, didn't even turn on my DAW for over a year. I had one CFL bulb going at any one time. I didn't use the heat or AC in my 1st year. It was in the high 90's in my house in the summer and I passed out on the floor a couple of times and low 30's inside in the winter, I wore layers, gloves and a beannie hat to keep my teeth from chattering. I wan't just being cheap, my work had slowed down to next to nothing during the economy, and I didn't want to lose the house I just bought. I even hung my clothes inside to dry during the winter...took a couple of days to dry. In 100 degree summer it takes about 30 minutes. That's how my bills were so low


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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby BriHar » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:52 am

Our new place, we've been here now for two years, is built according to "Minergie" standards. It is incredibly insulated, virtually airtight (uses an air/heat exchanger), has floor heating throughout which alone saves a lot on heating bills due to it's higher efficiency. All appliances are high efficiency-low energy. Induction cooking range is amazing, convection oven, microwave, CFLs, LED, and LV-halogen lighting. We have no actual furnace or heating in the house, There is a farm accross the street which has invested in a huge wood pellet heating system, and provides district heating for the entire area.
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby Scab Pickens » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:40 pm

curteye wrote:
Steve Fogal wrote:When I at 1st lived alone 4 years ago, I didn't watch TV, didn't even turn on my DAW for over a year. I had one CFL bulb going at any one time. I didn't use the heat or AC in my 1st year. It was in the high 90's in my house in the summer and I passed out on the floor a couple of times and low 30's inside in the winter, I wore layers, gloves and a beannie hat to keep my teeth from chattering. I wan't just being cheap, my work had slowed down to next to nothing during the economy, and I didn't want to lose the house I just bought. I even hung my clothes inside to dry during the winter...took a couple of days to dry. In 100 degree summer it takes about 30 minutes. That's how my bills were so low


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Fogal goes country? :P

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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby curteye » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:46 am

Scab Pickens wrote:
curteye wrote:
Steve Fogal wrote:When I at 1st lived alone 4 years ago, I didn't watch TV, didn't even turn on my DAW for over a year. I had one CFL bulb going at any one time. I didn't use the heat or AC in my 1st year. It was in the high 90's in my house in the summer and I passed out on the floor a couple of times and low 30's inside in the winter, I wore layers, gloves and a beannie hat to keep my teeth from chattering. I wan't just being cheap, my work had slowed down to next to nothing during the economy, and I didn't want to lose the house I just bought. I even hung my clothes inside to dry during the winter...took a couple of days to dry. In 100 degree summer it takes about 30 minutes. That's how my bills were so low


There has got to be a song in there somewhere. :)
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Fogal goes country? :P

I'm a "shut it down" kind of guy.


I was thinking more along the lines of an opera.
Complete with horns. :)
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Re: Shut your 'puter down or leave it 'on'?

Postby distante » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:02 pm

I left my W8 Pc in suspend mode.

Why?

Because my studio is in in place and I live in other.

Sometimes I need to access sessions to bounce off, or files to edit, and in this way I just use WOL (well more like WOI) and turn on my studio PC with my phone and access it using TeamViewer.

BTW There's some differences between suspended modes S3, S4, etc
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