How Long Has Your Computer Been On For??

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  1. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    You can use the iStat Pro widget (free) to look up these different things and it gives a nice representation of everything about your computer.

    Mine has been on for 4 days, 4 hours and 46 minutes as of writting this post. It has also gone through 92 battery cycles.

    What are your stats??
     
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    My record on my iMac g5 is about 38 days or so.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Hold up, you mean on for its whole life or just today? My iMac doesn't have a battery so I can't tell you the battery cycles, for it has been on for 3 hours and 3 minutes just today.
     
  4. ®îçhå®? thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Since the last time it got switched on


    And 38 days on an iMac!!! I think that my record on my MB is about 25 as i only shut it down when i need to restart to install something.
     
  5. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know. Don't really care either, except that it will only be on for as long as I use it, and definitely not overnight. We've signed up to the Kyoto agreement and I live very close to the sea......:)
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It's been on since this morning, and I have used 78 cycles since the beginning of October (when I got it).
     
  7. SMM macrumors 65816

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    It is rare when my computers are not turned off each evening. I mainly do this for environmental stewardship reasons. Where I live, most of our electricity comes from hydro-electrical (dams). The more electricity used, the more water is retained in reservoirs, and not released into the rivers. Without those instream flows, habitat for fish and other wildlife is jeopardized. (yes, I know this is off-subject, but a little plug for Mother Earth does not hurt). ;)
     
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    Isn't there already a "post your uptime" thread of some sort?
     
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  11. ®îçhå®? thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did a search, albeit a quick one and found nothing.
     
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    Its intersting to see how people use their macs. I always shut down after using it, I think it keeps the os free of cobwebs.
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    11 days 4 hours on the iMac, although it's asleep when I'm not using it. The PowerBook is shutdown for the weekend at the moment.
     
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  17. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Wind storm knocked out the power long enough for a UPS initiated shut down, so only 3 days 2 hours 47 mins!
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You'll find that putting the computer to sleep uses practically the same amount of power as turning it completely off. For an iMac, it's drawing less than 5 watts while sleeping... this is probably less than your TV uses when completely off.
     
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