Question: Sleep or Shut down

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Newbe, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Newbe macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi Guys,
    Generally if I am going to use the computer again the same day, I select Sleep. However if I don't plan to use my iMac until the next day or later, I use Shut Down. When is it better to use Shut Down and/or Sleep? Thanks.
     
  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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  3. flight macrumors regular

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    #3
    What you're currently doing sounds perfectly fine.

    I typically shut my computer down every other day. I know you weren't supposed to do that some time ago, but I think modern computer internals can handle frequent shutdown/start-ups.
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    The only time my computer ever gets turned off is if I boot into Boot Camp (which won't happen once Steam comes out), I need to restart to install an update, or going away for a few days/week. Other than that, I just leave it go to sleep by itself.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Sleep all the way. I restart mine like once or twice a month and that's only when an update comes or I leave the house for longer time. Never had any issues
     
  6. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I'm a sleeper never had a problem with it.
     

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