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Old 06-28-2005, 09:39 AM
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darn! Do you ever turn your computer off wannabe??? You joined on the 23rd and you have over 4 days of run time??

Does it hurt my computer (a notebook) if I don't turn it off for days in a row?
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darn! Do you ever turn your computer off wannabe??? You joined on the 23rd and you have over 4 days of run time??

Does it hurt my computer (a notebook) if I don't turn it off for days in a row?
I restart it occassionally, but rarely turn it off. Even if I'm home using it. I don't see a lag...I mean 2 gigs of ddr ram is hardly being used.

I shut down the program if I'm copying movies though, which hasn't happened lately. Been too busy working on the place instead.

In regards to not turning it off, I mean you could turn it off, or just restart it. Computers are made for a decent amount of run time. I run a program called winbar that shows me stat usage on my screen like ram used, processor used, runtime, etc...so I generally judge restarts and shutdowns based on that.

Specifically though, depends on your laptop. Is it old/new, bottom line/high end model???

Gotta judge it yourself, can it handle days worth of work?

PS - I'll be going away for a while, so it will likely run around the clock (after a restart before I go) for about a week straight.
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Specifically though, depends on your laptop. Is it old/new, bottom line/high end model???
My sony vaio came out earlier this year so it's over 4 months old. It is a reasonably high end model for a laptop 4 months ago I suppose... But the fan makes a lot of noise which is why I don't like to have it running for a long time... I personally just do not think that laptops have as much endurance as a tower since they are built for travelling / high mobility tasks and not sit-on-your-arse tasks...

maybe I should get a tower too... oh yeah...
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what does the comparison rate your computer as (compared to the high end model of 100)?

If it's the fan and heat you are worried about, there are stands you can get that prop part of it up (of you can just do it with something you have around) so that the bottom of the laptop gets some air circulation and better venting. Just a thought.

FTR, my desktop was something that I built. Started Fall 2003, finished....ah who am I kidding, it's always a work in progress swapping components and drives etc...but the processor was from fall 2003, so it's 'only' a p4 2.4 ghz

wouldn't mind upgrading that to something a little bit faster with HT (my mobo handles HT) and a better bus speed (again the mobo can handle it). Perhaps in time, for now it's working great, so I won't upset the apple cart.
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what does the comparison rate your computer as (compared to the high end model of 100)?
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If it's the fan and heat you are worried about, there are stands you can get that prop part of it up (of you can just do it with something you have around) so that the bottom of the laptop gets some air circulation and better venting. Just a thought.
thanks, I will look into that.
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... and a better bus speed...
Just don't let it go below 50 or it will blow up.
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I've been running this software for a long time now. I am at 2 years, 217 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes, 41 seconds. I have 550,357 points.

My work computer is rated at 186 right now, and my home is about the same.

Wonder if I've found any cures yet?
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Old 06-28-2005, 11:48 AM
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I've been running this software for a long time now. I am at 2 years, 217 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes, 41 seconds. I have 550,357 points.

My work computer is rated at 186 right now, and my home is about the same.

Wonder if I've found any cures yet?
Wish I knew about this while I was in college....I think my PC was on for 4 years straight....
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There's another similar program that actually pays you money if you find the next largest prime number. Something like $100,000 for the discoverer of a prime number over 10,000,000 digitis long. You would actually only get $50k if you do find one.

http://www.mersenne.org/

I participated in this for a few of months. I think I tested something like 3 primes. The current largest (mersenne) prime is (2^25,964,951)-1 which is 7,816,230 digits long. It takes a while to find out if there is a factor.

Mersenne Prime is in form of (2^n)-1
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