Should I turn off the MBP every night?

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  1. sandman512 macrumors member

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    We use our MBP daily in our house. At night,I just shut the cover, should I be powering it down? What is the best way ? Thanks!
     
  2. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    I don't shut it down completely for weeks at a time.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I almost never shut it down completely. Only time I do is when traveling.
     
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I almost never shut mine down when at home. When traveling, I would just shut the cover and let it sleep. Now with an SSD, I'm more likely to shut it down if I won't use it for a couple of days so the battery doesn't get discharged.
     
  5. Badrottie Suspended

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    at home I don't always shut it off at night only for traveling or going out for days. :apple:
     
  6. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    I've never shut mine down, save for the time I replaced the RAM and swapped HDD/SSDs.
     
  7. NZed macrumors 65816

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    I shut it down when the computer feels a little slow. Which is like a weekly thing. Or else its sleeping or screen saver. Even when traveling on the plane.
     
  8. zerrisk macrumors member

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    Might I ask why? This is a first I've seen people say to sleep it instead of shut down.
     
  9. Daniel L macrumors 6502

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    What difference does the SSD make? It should not be draining at all while the computer sleeps.
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    People have been recommending sleep over shutdown for years on these forums ;) Its the same for Windows 7 + laptops btw.
     
  11. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    The reason is there is no reason not to just use sleep over shutdown. It is easier and faster--close the lid--open the lid--and no reason not to. :)
     
  12. itegypt macrumors 6502

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  13. 95yjman macrumors member

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    Mine's almost always sleeping when I'm not using it.. does make it a lot easier when I go to use it..
     
  14. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Then it gets REALLY slow!
     
  15. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

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    You need to hang around the forum more. ;)

    Back in the old days of desktop systems (PCs, Sun workstation, etc.)it was recommended to leave the systems running (sleep). The argument was that it was less stressful on the internals. Powering on a system is stressful. They are designed to run. I have no references for this, but the owner/engineer at a software development company I used to be business manager for left me a sticky note the one time I turned off my machine.
     
  16. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    My boot time dropped from 90 seconds to less than 15. I hated waiting for it to boot so I would suspend it. Now it boots so fast, I don't mind. Shutdown shows similar but not as impressive improvement too.
     
  17. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You still have to re-open all your apps etc if you shutdown
     
  18. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    If you want to. There's no need to.

    To shut it down? There really isn't a best. Any shutdown option will shut it down.
     
  19. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont usually don't ever shut mine off. I put it to sleep and leave it on the charger over night. I have had absolutely no issues.
     
  20. jlgreer1 macrumors newbie

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    // Back in the old days of desktop systems (PCs, Sun workstation, etc.)it was recommended to leave the systems running (sleep). The argument was that it was less stressful on the internals. Powering on a system is stressful.

    Early personal computers used socketed integrated circuits (ICs), especially random access memory (RAM). The early parts generated a lot more heat than today's parts. The heating and cooling from starting and stopping would make the ICs creep or climb out of the sockets. The thermal stress was also an issue. As hard drives age, they sometimes fail to start back up properly after a shutdown. You see that sometimes on old internet servers that have been running awhile.

    I don't think it is much of an issue today. Some administrators want computers on their network shutdown overnight to save electricity and the heat generated, others want them left on so they can send out updates at time when the system is little used.

    Jeff
     

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