Is it safe and does it cost much if you....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dfusion-, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. dfusion- macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2010
    Hey guys last week en now im running my 21.5 imac late 2009 ( C2D ) 24/7, in night with display off, but imac still running programs:)

    my questions it safe? and are my energybills going up FAST?

    PS * imac uptime is now 9 days without reboot and still runs smooooooth :cool:
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
  3. B.winkle macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2010
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Because that is what the manual says to do! It says:

    Put Your iMac to Sleep

    If you will be away from your iMac for less than a few days, put it to sleep.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I have a 24" iMac which has been on mostly 24x7 for over a year and a half. The only times I've turned it off has been when I'm on vacation or during a storm. It doesn't draw that much power compared to lots of other things.
  6. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    I leave mine on pretty much all the time too, unless I'm going to be away from it for a few days. I think I've gotten my uptime to almost a month.
  7. whoda macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2010
    Other then for the occasional reboot, my iMac has not been shut down since I bought it in August 2010. I use it every day (except when I was unexpectedly hospitalized for two weeks). It is using the default power settings (sleep mode etc) as when bought new. I have not noticed an increase in my power bills. As for the wonderful storms here in Florida, I have it connected to a rack mountable sine wave power conditioning UPS unit.
    Hope this helps.

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