How often should I shut down/put to sleep G5?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by 2A Batterie, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

    Jun 9, 2004
    Out of a Suitcase, USA
    I have a dual 2.0 G5, and was wondering what is the best routine for putting it to sleep and/or shutting it down. Should I always leave it on and have it asleep, or should I shut down periodically, or a combination of both?
  2. GUSTO macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2003
    I have had mine on for up to 2 days before with no probs at all:)

    most of the time its on for about 12 hours + a day and I restart it about once or twice during that time. Not really needed since OSX is rock solid :D
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Mine (Rev A dual-2) stays on 24/7 with no problems. I restart it primarily when required by: (a) software upgrades/installs or (b) power problems (I've got faulty power lines in my neighborhood - they're working on it, but it's not uncommon for high/low/no voltage to cause my UPS to shut the system down).

    Typically, mine probably stays up a couple of weeks at a time, barring short term bursts due to the aforementioned power issues.

    Sleeping and shutting down the system help in conserving power, but aren't usually necessary for any other reason, and the system runs fine without doing so. If you tend to shut down and/or sleep your system, you might want to look into MacJanitor to make sure certain scripts are run as needed.

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