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    Default My room feels like a oven!

    I heard stories but never believe them.. but running these cards in SLI has increases my room temps by 6 degrees! I actually awoke last night sweating.. fail asleep while playing Dragon AGE 2. Dropping the thermostat by 2 degrees helped, but wow.. the top fans were exhausting so much heat it was rather troublesome.

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    Time for liquid cooling

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Time for liquid cooling
    So true.

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    You must have a very small bedroom for two 560s to be overheating it, what was the temp when you woke up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    You must have a very small bedroom for two 560s to be overheating it, what was the temp when you woke up ?
    79F

    The thermostat set to 72F... I reset it to 70F to maintain a 75F temperature.

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    perhaps you should turn off the computer when you go to bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    perhaps you should turn off the computer when you go to bed?
    What? He falls asleep to dirty videos thus the overheating.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    perhaps you should turn off the computer when you go to bed?
    I run my PC 24/7

    With electronics there is more harm done from turning it off & on a few times a day.
    Last edited by Lil' Dead; 19-03-2011 at 16:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    I run my PC 24/7

    With electronics there is more hard done from the act of turning it off & on a few times a day.
    I don't believe that's ever been proven?

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    I believe the exact opposite, leaving it on all the time gives more opportunity to have something go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    I don't believe that's ever been proven?
    The influx of current causes transient stress on the electronics.

    When lightbulbs blow out, it is almost always when you turn them on. Same principle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I believe the exact opposite, leaving it on all the time gives more opportunity to have something go wrong.
    If you're going to leave it "on" all the time, invest in a nice surge protector just in case. I don't see overheating being a problem, since the computer isn't really doing much while nobody is using it, it shouldn't get hot..if it does, I doubt it's related to leaving it on.

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    I have yet to see a computer go bad from turning it off. Heat cycles may be a better debate but even overclock on high heat and voltage, we replace our computers well before death...... lol... death.... get it?

    Light bulbs are not the same comparison. I would think that filaments has to do with on/off. Capacitors and transistors are not the same apple.

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    well, if you do some calculation how much it's cost in the electric bill, you will be shock how much a computer cost per day if you leave it sitting doing nothing. This is why we use sleep or hibernate mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    I have yet to see a computer go bad from turning it off. Heat cycles may be a better debate but even overclock on high heat and voltage, we replace our computers well before death...... lol... death.... get it?

    Light bulbs are not the same comparison. I would think that filaments has to do with on/off. Capacitors and transistors are not the same apple.
    Tests show that by cutting and restoring power daily to electronics shortens it's lifespan. This is just like in automobile engines: the most stress put on an engine is when you first crank it up, because it's cold and the lubricants are less viscous and protective. In electronics, electric current causes circuits and connections to expand from the heat generated. By subjecting these to regular "cold starts", as in an engine, you create stress and they wear out faster.

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    This is a loosing battle the only stuff I ever had to replace came out of the box that way
    Not because I turned my computer on and off I want someone here to tell me that their computer failed from turning it on and off to much!

    Just for the record I turn mine on in the morning and off before I go to bed
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