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Computers are more reliable and they last longer when they're left on all the time.


False. The theory was that thermal cycling, from powering computers up and down, stressed and broke the components. The fact is that thermal problems are usually from heat buildup and/or poor ventilation. In any case, it's always better to shut the machine down for energy, security, and operational reasons. Experts agree - shut it off when you leave for the day.

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