On or of...??????????

Discussion in 'Computers' started by old-mo, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    14,446
    Location:
    Haughton, Stafford..
    Ratings:
    +71,992
    Every time I leave my puter I "Shut Down"...

    Then have to go through the rigmarole of starting up, signing in etc..

    Does it do any harm if I were to just put it in Sleep Mode or Hibernate.. ???

    Even when I go to bed... Does it use loads of electric or does it harm the puter..?

    Still have to start up, but what I was doing/looking prior is there straight away and don`t have to open anything..

    Ta..
     
  2. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,726
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Ratings:
    +39,519
    Is it a 'puter or laptop Mo? I leave my laptop (Mac, no PSU) on all the time.
    If it's a desktop ('puter) then the PSU (Power Supply Unit) may overheat if left on all the time.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    14,446
    Location:
    Haughton, Stafford..
    Ratings:
    +71,992
    Thanks John...

    It` a "Toshiba Satellite Lap Top".... :RollEyes:

    Does that make me sound brainy..? (y)

    That`s what is written on the box.. :doh:
     
    • Funny Funny x 6
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 2
  4. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,912
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Ratings:
    +16,299
    Mostly on a tablet or smartphone ,sleeps after non used for a couple of mins.
    Lappy shut the lid it sleeps /hibernates open lid password protected battery same as when closed down .
    PC ,shut it down ,let it cool down and shovel more coal in then restart :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  5. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,726
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Ratings:
    +39,519
    The spec says it has a solid state drive Mo so it should be fine to leave on. As @jollyrodger said, it will 'sleep' when you close the lid.
    • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    • Intel® Pentium® 4405U processor
    • 35.6cm (14.0”) , Toshiba HD non-reflective display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting
    • Solid State Drive 128 GB
    • Graphite Black
    • 4,096 (1x) MB, DDR3L RAM (1,600 MHz)
    • Intel® HD Graphics 510
    • maximum life : up to 8h00min (Mobile Mark™ 2014 running Win10)
    • weight: starting at 1.75 kg
    • W x D x H : 340.1 x 244.1 x 23.8 mm
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Two on Tour

    Two on Tour Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,542
    Location:
    Near the junction of the A14 and A1, Cambs
    Ratings:
    +5,246
    Morning Mo, mine a PC and goes on in the morning when I wander down to collecting the milk for my breakfast and pass my office and it stays on all day until we go to bed.
    During that time the screens (I run 3 on my system) go black after about 10 minutes of non use but the system is still up and running in the background.
    Bought this system 3 1/2 years ago and have been doing the same from day one and did the same on systems before.
    Usually only run the laptop and tablet on their battery so switch on and off as I need to use them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Shrimp

    Shrimp Funster

    Joined:
    May 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,377
    Location:
    Bedford
    Ratings:
    +2,913
    I think, if it's solid state, just shut lid after use throughout the the day then shut down properly at night.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,012
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +8,149
    My PC is never switched off. Ever. I have the OFF button set to SLEEP. No reason - just laziness. In fact I'm sitting here on Chester Fairoaks typing this and, assuming the house hasn't burned down, it's sleeping at this very moment.:)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Location:
    East Wittering. West Sussex.
    Ratings:
    +3,042
    If it helps Mo I think I actually turned my laptop off last October. :eek:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,533
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +6,001
    Just shut the lid. It will do any auto updates when you'r not looking.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. Euphony

    Euphony Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2016
    Messages:
    351
    Location:
    Perthshire
    Ratings:
    +4,221
    It may not be SSD depending on age but hibernation is fine regardless.
    I use iPad, desktop and laptop and they are rarely shut down unless going away for a few days or longer. Never had an issue with power sources heating up.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. Larrynwin

    Larrynwin Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    10,240
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +25,306
    Overnight I normally shut down my HP with ssd and i7 processor as at switch on it is ready to go after 15 seconds.
    Edit Windows 10
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
  13. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    6,216
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Ratings:
    +8,295
    What version of Windows are you using Mo? With my Windows 10 start up and shut down are much quicker than older versions. A matter of 10 or 15 seconds at most.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    10,600
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ratings:
    +13,013
    Garage PC now been running 24/7 for the last 4 years only gets a reboot after updates reuest one
    my home pc a modded bussiness machine has been on 6 years
    set up to into power save mode when idle for 5 mins.
    I just walk away when im done and hit any key for instant start when i get back
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    14,446
    Location:
    Haughton, Stafford..
    Ratings:
    +71,992
    I am pretty sure it`s windows 8... cos they keep sending me reminders about updating to 10...

    But I don`t like change.. :RollEyes:
     
  16. Riverbankannie

    Riverbankannie Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    3,196
    Location:
    Bristol
    Ratings:
    +5,275
    I usually just close the lid to put into sleep mode but then I do unplug the power cable from the side. I don’t like leaving it permanently connected after reading some scare stories about the batteries overheating.
    If you do this and don’t “shut down” for a few months, be prepared for slow running for 15 mins or so when you next “start up”, as there will be quite a few updates to install. Mine doesn’t do updates when asleep.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  17. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    6,216
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Ratings:
    +8,295
    Windows 10 is much better than 8. Looks similar but is so much slicker.

    Edit. You are too late for the free Windows 10 update I am afraid. Now it will cost you.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    16,047
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Ratings:
    +28,691
    I turn my laptop on in a morning then depending on how long it's gonna be left 'alone' I'll either put it to sleep or turn it off and back on again later. I can't see the point in having a piece of machinery running for nothing for hours and hours on end for no reason. Hubby tends to turn his PC on in a morning and shut it down on a night, but put it into sleep mode when he's not on it, which can be quite a gap, but it's still 'alive'.

    In the old days I always said to turn them off when not used but that was due to the power consumption and the older ones being more prone to PSU failure.

    It could well be that your laptop isn't a SSD one Mo as I've certainly had them that weren't.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    16,047
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Ratings:
    +28,691
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    6,216
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Ratings:
    +8,295
    • Like it Like it x 1

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice