Just got a new imac :)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mac6272, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Mac6272 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Hey guys i just got my 2.8 imac couple days ago but i have a question Ive always left my computers on 24/7 but with the imac it just gets really hot in there with the display and all so i was wondering what do you guys do?? Do you guys leave your imacs on all the time or do you shut them off every night.. In the energy saver options i set the option to NEVER shut the computer off and NEVER put the hard disks to sleep. is this okay? or am i just too worried bout my new baby?
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    Unless the computer actually does something while you sleep there's no reason to keep it running right? Do the environment a favor and put it to sleep or turn it off.

    Powering down the HDD when it's not in use is a good thing. There is only a slight delay when the HDD starts up again.
    Setting it to sleep after a certain period of inactivity is also a good thing. Remember, it doesn't go to sleep if you are playing music and movies or downloading something.
  3. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I have a 2.4Ghz 20" iMac and I do one of two things:

    1. If I need the machine to do something overnight (eg, download something, encode video) I just turn the brightness to zero (screen stays on) and leave it. My screensaver comes on in 5 mins, then the screen turns off after 10 (as set in the energy saver system preference).

    2. If I don't need it to do anything, I just touch the power button on the back when I'm done for the night. This puts the iMac to sleep. You could do the same by going Apple menu > Sleep, but the one-touch power button sleep is very convenient!

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