Restart How Often?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rhyalus, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

    Rhyalus

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    Hello All,

    I am new to Macs...

    How often do you do a full restart as opposed to just putting it to sleep for the night? Is there any rule of thumb?

    Thanks,
    R
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I typically only restart when Software Update requires it

    If my system starts feeling too sluggish, I will restart then, but that is rare
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    I restart when I need to, or if I use boot camp. On average maybe once every 2-3 weeks or so.

    At the end of the day I typically just let it go to sleep.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Typically only for software updates that require it.
     
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Mine usually starts to feel sluggish after a week or so, thus I restart it about once a week.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    I don't reboot unless Software Update forces me to. Even then, I usually procrastinate the update so I don't have to reboot. My MBA currently has uptime of 61 days so...
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

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    I restart when I take it out in a backpack ... when it is in the house ... I only put it to sleep
     
  8. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    One more vote for only when necessary. I have Leopard on my iMac so there is never much to update anymore so it hardly ever gets a reboot. I still need to update Quick Time but haven't gotten around to it yet since it needs a reboot for that. Really no reason to reboot unless you have a problem or software update.
     
  9. Rhyalus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rhyalus

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    Thanks everyone.... good stuff.

    I don't boot my Win7 machine much, either, but the sleep on the Mac seems smoother and more stable.

    R
     

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