Does daily 16 hour downloading affects pc health??

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  1. rishitells

    rishitells Always in Dreams...

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    Hi guys, i have a 256 kbps unlimited connection which i use for surfing at day and downloading at night. Total time is approx. 16 hours.
    Will it affect the life of my PC? Recently i faced a problem when my CRT monitor stopped displaying anything. There was no light in the monitor and then I got it repaired for Rs. 750.
    Was it because of the continuous running of PC?
    And should i continue downloading without caring anything.
    I mean, is it sure that continuous running doesn't affect PC in any way??
    I have an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 754 Pin, Asus K8V-MX Motherboard and Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Hard Disk. And an LG CRT Monitor.

    Please help me!!
     
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    as long as you have good and stable PSU, it should be good. Also, keep your monitor off when you are not using it.
     
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    Hey buddy I do the same......!!

    And I also faced prblm with my LG CRT monitor and got it repaired for rs 600/-

    Aftr tat I replaced it wid LCD.

    Its running f9.
     
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    Is LCD more stable than CRT?
    I mean if i purchase one, will it have no problem like the one we mentioned?
    Because if anything goes wrong with the LCD, i think it will be a bit difficult to get it repaired.

    Anyway, my PSU is 5 Year Old, but i think it's running fine,
    The problem i faced was only with the monitor.
    And I am afraid if the monitor again causes the same problem.

    I think i should remove the power cable of monitor every time I leave my PC for long downloading, shouldn't I?
     
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    I dnt know wat was the prblm wid ur monitor.

    Well I need to change sumthng rubber like round shaped sumthing connected @ the top of picture tube.

    I used to keep the monitor off while downloading but then also I faced the prblm.

    Aftr tat I replaced tat CRT wid LCD. And blive me I use my PC more than b4......I didn't faced ny prblm.....!!

    And enjoying a lot better muvi and gaming experience.

    CRT's r power hogging.......Even my electricity bill got low now......!!

    I dnt think LCD's goes wrong as frequently as CRT's
     
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    afaik, CRTs have lot lot longer life than LCDs. Keep your monitor off whenever not in use and it should be fine. There are millions of CRTs that stay on all them time for months
     
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    In many offices, the PCs remain on almost 24 hours. Of course one should expect problems due to wear and tear. Even I also use my PC a lot. I keep my monitor off when I am only downloading.
     
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    Ok, that's all for monitor. I will go LCD as soon as possible.
    But is there any chance of hard-disk failure, or some other internal problem??
     
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    Why do you want your monitor on when downloading overnight. Turn it off. Simple.
     
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    yeah, y not off ur monitor's switch. I too do the same. When downloading, I switch off my monitor.
     
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    ^^Tats rite........Keep ur monitor turn off overnight.

    Even I used to do so.
     
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    I always kept my monitor turned off while downloading at night and even after it my monitor went wrong. I am using it since july 2004. And it never created any problem.

    But just when i got the internet, I faced this problem after one month, now everyone in my family blames me and my downloading for this, and say that you should not continue it....but I will surely not listen to them :smile:
     
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    ^^that should just be a coincidence. It doesn't matter what you do on your PC
     
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    ^Maybe he was downloading 12"

    Monitor couldn't take it any more.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^Maybe he was downloading a pirated core i7 monster rig and Intel caught him and busted his output device.

    @ Rishabh_sharma1990 Yeah! My friend's family told him that his power supply stopped working after only one month of buying because he opened the cabinet too frequently to clean the dust.

    Your problem seems something else. Just switch off the monitor when downloading and all will be fine!
     
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    24hr running will be fine if:

    1.keep ur monitor turned off wen not in fromnt of it
    2.run a stability test on your cpu using a software called prime95, simultaneously run coretemp to monitor temperatures...find out what model ur cpu is and find out the safe operating temperature by using a google search....If the prime95 test doesnt fail or the computer doesnt crash or cpu overheats...then u might come across probs later on

    3.you say ur PSU is 5 years old...be carefull with that...its vital that you have a good psu or u might just end up frying everything on your comp

    4.upgrading to LCD will be good nowadays, will reduce your elec bill greatly and wont affect your eyesight
     
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    No man there is no chance of hard disk failure...when i want to download full distro of linux i keep my computer ON for 4-5days...:grin:
    :cool:the most important thing is that your system should have nice cooling system that prevent damage of electronic component in long run.....
     
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    Frying up everything....??:!:
    Is is really possible?
    My AMD Athlon runs fine and there is no overheating or other problem with that.
    Plus i have a UPS. I think it will monitor the voltage properly.

    And thanks for suggestions....
     
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    Same here!
     
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    ^Yours is too :p

    anyway:

    Oh yes it is...happened to me, under UPS 2 or 3 times..
     
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