Are the New 24" iMacs able to stay on 24/7?

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  1. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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    How will my new iMac 24" 3.06 handle 24/7 in on position?
     
  2. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    Yes
    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.
     
  3. fohawk17 macrumors regular

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    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
     
  4. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    The OS counts on your iMac being left on in order to perform daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
     
  6. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Then 24/7 it will be!
     
  7. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

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    i have a very noob question: if the computer goes to sleep, can you access it remotely? use it as a server? etc etc
     
  8. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  9. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  10. danny_w macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  11. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My iMac is on the delivery truck and should have been here already, once it is here and set up I will find out.
     
  12. johto macrumors 6502

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    No need to have a "hot corner" for display to sleep. OS X has default keyboard shortcut already for this: ctrl+shift+eject :)
     

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