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On average, how often do you reboot your primary workstation?

More than once per day
Once a day
Every couple of days
A week or more between reboots
Only as needed

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J-Mac

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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2007, 03:17:27 AM »
I reboot this monster daily, and even with that I have had more BSOD's in the year and a half I've owned it than I did even with Windows for Workgroups 3.1 or Windows 95.  I am really growing to hate this machine.

I purchased this PC from Falcon Northwest last June - a Mach V, top of their line.  I did not want to go with a Dell or HP POS again - I wanted something with full, top line, retail components instead of the self-specked junk that the big manufacturers usually throw in their PC's. I would have built another myself, but I became disabled and have lost a lot of the use of my left arm - didn't want to try building my own because I didn't know if I could finish it. The Mach V gets rave reviews all over, for the most part. But this one started crashing about a week after I received it and has never gotten any better. Hard drives failed, memory failed, and now I am waiting on a new nVidia card because my GeForce 7900 GTX is throwing nv4_disp.dll crashes almost every day.  (A lot of users are suddenly seeing this - not sure why, but nVidia has no solutions for it other than replace the card).

Every time I get it all fixed up something else fails.  Can't win sometimes - no matter how good you buy.  And my old HP Pavilion Media Center PC and a Dell Dimension - one four years old and the other... gulp... 9 years old, are running perfectly!

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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2007, 07:44:11 AM »
hibernation is quite slower to resume from than standby, but it does power off the PC... although it's not that big a difference with non-laptops, on my desktop it's like 9W standby, 6W powered off (unless I hit the wall socket to get 0W).
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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2007, 02:34:34 PM »
I reboot whenever i need to switch OS. I try to use linux, but my school stuff requires Windows.

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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2007, 02:57:13 PM »
The advantage of hibernation versus standby, at least on a notebook, is that there is no drain on the battery. The disadvantages are the chunk of harddrive space that gets allocated to it and the slower startup time (but I hasten to add that even this is much quicker than simply booting the computer from a full shutdown).
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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2007, 12:10:09 AM »
My laptop is usually in standby mode. Once a week maybe, and sometimes less, i'll need to reboot it because of software installation, testing, etc. The longest time without rebooting (for this laptop) was... 3 weeks, in October.  :up: To me, that's a good sign. The sign that everything is perfectly stable.

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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2007, 12:44:37 AM »
I reboot when the power goes out. Or I'll shut down if I'm going out of town for a few days.


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Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2007, 08:34:34 PM »
Which I find incredibly annoying, as I don't know your login password. 

Leave it running next time, please.