Macbook always open

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FederalAgent, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. FederalAgent macrumors newbie

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    Is it safe to keep your macbook open all the time and leave it downloading some files overnight. Just like I do with my pc..
     
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    i do the same on my MBP. I dont think it makes any difference, as i know people who run folding programs on their macs and have them on for weeks at a time.
     
  3. oceanmonster macrumors regular

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    Yes it is safe. i leave mine on all night when it is plugged into the power adapter.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Sure, there's nothing wrong with letting it run for as long as you like.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yeah and the better news is that you will wake up to a mac that is still running and downloaded files!
     
  6. valdore macrumors 65816

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    My MB is always open unless it's traveling with me. I have it folding proteins and searching for aliens. Might as well put that Core 2 Duo to good use, I figure.
     
  7. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    Searching for aliens? is that a real program?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes...the project's been going for almost eight years now.
     
  9. valdore macrumors 65816

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    It's called seti@home. SETI = search for extraterrestrial intelligence. When the computer is attached to the project, it analyzes radio data from outer space, collected at the Arecibo array in Puerto Rico.
     

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