Shut down or closing the lid when going to bed?

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  1. jonawand macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    What do you do?

    I've heard from someone in my school that it's better to just close the lid when you're going to bed? So that you shut down the system as less as possible.

    Is there any theory in this?
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i close the lid

    i don't think it matters, i think he is referring to a forced shut down which had a small chance of messing your hard drive up but that doesn't matter too much these days
     
  3. actuallyinaus macrumors regular

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    on sleep it uses 1% battery per day, so there is no concern there

    your friend might be referring to the fact that when you shutdown the os you will loose all the cached data in ram, however because the ssd is so fast it really does not matter
     
  4. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just schedule shutdown and startup? That's what I do.
     
  5. double329 macrumors 6502

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  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Close the lid...I also do that with other non-electronic equipment in my house.

    Works great for both!:p
     

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