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Discussion in 'iMac' started by joelw135, Oct 26, 2008.
How will my new iMac 24" 3.06 handle 24/7 in on position?
I never shut my iMac down, it's running 24/7 as im always doing something. It Just goes to sleep if there is any inactivity. Id imagine there's also quite a large amount of people here who do this also.
There is an argument about if it uses more power keeping on 24/7 rather then shutting down/starting up.
yeah i know the old ones can. i have an imac g3 that i always leave on and it just sleeps when im not using it
Thank you guys, I just read all the overheating threads and was hoping that I could leave it on. I also am always working on my computers and have left all on 24/7.
The OS counts on your iMac being left on in order to perform daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
Then 24/7 it will be!
i have a very noob question: if the computer goes to sleep, can you access it remotely? use it as a server? etc etc
No, you have to wake it. The iMacs support wake on lan so you can remote wake them up if you need to grab a file from it.
Set one of the corners as "sleep display" corner, and when you walk away just move the mouse to that corner.
I find that 5 min of inactivity to sleep display isnt enough sometimes I dont like wiggling the mouse to make sure. And 10 min is too long to sleep when I walk away. Also, dim before sleep comes on far too quickly for my tastes. So, to the corner it goes.
I have a late 2007 iMac 2.4 at work, and I leave it on 24/7 and set to never sleep (the hard disk and screen both sleep however). I have not had any issues with it. It does the normal hourly time machine backups and weekly SuperDuper! backups to a locally attached usb hdd.
My iMac is on the delivery truck and should have been here already, once it is here and set up I will find out.
No need to have a "hot corner" for display to sleep. OS X has default keyboard shortcut already for this: ctrl+shift+eject