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Do you leave your PC on or turn it off?

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6 minutes ago, UleTheVee said:

I keep making the joke but seriously, the electricity bill going up is almost normal with us PC Gamers

Yeah, it is the price we pay for being the master race...#pcmasterrace

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I try to keep the PC off and save the money on electricity. Rebooting also helps out on the cache part from what I have seen so far. It can be troublesome to keep the PC turned on all the time. 

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Not used my PC in a while as it’s pretty ancient now, but I used to switch it off when I wasn’t using mine.

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I think if you keep the browser like firefox and chrome open for long enough. It tends to eat a lot of CPU. So if you don't work on the computer or laptop then turning it off can be a good option. That's what I do these days. Otherwise my browsers will eat a lot of CPU for sure. 

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On 6/4/2019 at 12:43 AM, skyfire said:

I think if you keep the browser like firefox and chrome open for long enough. It tends to eat a lot of CPU. So if you don't work on the computer or laptop then turning it off can be a good option. That's what I do these days. Otherwise my browsers will eat a lot of CPU for sure. 

Browsers don't tend to affect the CPU as much as they use up a lot of RAM, especially Chrome.

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Considering the things that Windows 10 can do to your PC if you keep it on and have it connect with Wifi. I would just hold my data and not keep it connected after I am done with usage. 

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On 6/6/2019 at 10:22 PM, skyfire said:

Considering the things that Windows 10 can do to your PC if you keep it on and have it connect with Wifi. I would just hold my data and not keep it connected after I am done with usage. 

I pay a set fee for unlimited bandwidth per month so I am not affected at all in that department...

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For me I get around 50GB free and additional 50GB is being charged. So I am kind of worried about those auto updates and the windows 10 doing something in the background. That is what I wish to avoid.

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On 6/18/2019 at 10:35 PM, skyfire said:

For me I get around 50GB free and additional 50GB is being charged. So I am kind of worried about those auto updates and the windows 10 doing something in the background. That is what I wish to avoid.

I think you can turn off auto-updating in the background by checking in the windows settings so that could solve your issues. The background functions are harder to monitor because you don't know if that background function is essential or not.

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Windows 10 only lets you do that for 90 days. And after that updates are forced on you. So it kind of like just limited turn off option. 

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