How often do you shut down your laptop?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Mr. Anderson, Sep 2, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mr. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    13
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Just curious, how often do you shut down your laptop completely? Usually, I just close mine and put it to sleep, like at night, and during the day while I'm at work. Generally, I only really restart it when I'm doing system configuration or instlalling/uninstalling software. I do just shut it down for the night every 5-7 days or so, just to give it a chance to get a fresh reboot. When I'm at home, it's always plugged in, so I don't use the battery much.
     
  2. davron

    davron Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    312
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    577
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Two or three times a week. To cleanup and install updates...

    I don't mind shutting down, but I don't do it because of dozens of opened Firefox tabs, windows etc... :)
     
  3. Waveblade

    Waveblade Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    I hibernate it usually. And shut down every 2-3 days. Mostly due to updates.
     
  4. 660hpv12

    660hpv12 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    63
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    so whats the best shut down ratio to maintain high performance? btw i shut down friday night and boot it up the next day, so once a week
     
  5. Mr. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    13
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Once a week is fine, every few days is fine, too.

    You just have to do it every once in a while, give the OS a chance to reload, and clean up any processes that might have gone funky.
     
  6. Johnny T

    Johnny T Forum Moderator Super Moderator

    Reputations:
    6,092
    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    12,977
    Likes Received:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    481
    at home i shut down once a week for updates etc, but at school i shut down everyday simply because i dont need it on.:p
     
  7. opnr2000

    opnr2000 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Mine is pretty much on 24/7 unless i install a program that requires a reboot.
     
  8. Storm3016

    Storm3016 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    55
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I turn mine off every night when i go to sleep and turn it on during my first cup of coffee in the morning. It's on AC power 90% of the time, but i never take out my battery except for cleaning the machine. I don't know why i turn it off instead of using the sleep mode really, i guess it's an old habit from the time these machines didn't have sleep modes yet (boy i'm getting old... ;) ) Oh, and a little to let the AC adapter cool off too i remember now. I noticed that even when the laptop is off the adapter still gets a little warm with all notebooks i've had so far, so i take the power plug out off the wall socket at night too. Still most of my AC adapters died after three years of use though(my notebooks are turned on for 14 hours a day, 6 days a week). Anyone knows if it's better to leave it plugged in perhaps, or is this normal lifetime for an AC adapter with this kind of use?
     
  9. kalm

    kalm Notebook Geek

    Reputations:
    24
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    my poor presario r3000 gets shutdown only when it absolutely needs to be ie when it runs out of battery or when there is a process which bothers me but won't die and when i can't stand anymore microsoft's update dialog box which tells me to restart. otherwise it's all sleep & wake-up for me even when i am driving to another city for work.
     
  10. jb1007

    jb1007 Full Customization

    Reputations:
    165
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Storm3016 I think I have the same computing habits as you lol. I turn my laptop off every night.

    Once and a while I'll leave it on if it's downloading but 90% of the time its off at night - I figure why not conserve some energy if it's not being used.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page