Leaving Computer on
Stillicide last edited by
Do you always leave your computer / mining rigs on even when your not in the house?
do you worry about some freak electrical accident and your house goes up? or am i just paranoid to leave my machine / mining rig running while im not home.
What if you go on vacation or are away from extended periods of time?
mathew last edited by
@Stillicide I leave my computer on during the day when I go to school then power it off for about 3-4 hours when I get home then turn it back on and run again all night thru the following day, never had any issues. If I am going on vacation I turn it off
@Stillicide Miners running 24 * 365 - never shut them down.
AngryChicken last edited by
Their are multiple safety's built into computers they can sense when an electrical current is gone a miss and they shutdown for you before any damage is done. This can be proved by plugging in your GPU or Wifi card in backwards
MikeMike last edited by
Keeping animals and children from having access could be considered.
Having a PSU is always helpful in protecting from electrical spikes from storms
if you are not around to shut it off but get a good one.
burstcoinPT last edited by
@MikeMike 24h / 365 working...
Mining burstcoin every day,.... building future reward
jervis last edited by
You can set your motherboard to shut down and start up at your preferred time. And start your miner when your computer goes on if you go on a long vacation.
zyzzyva last edited by zyzzyva
I've been mining various cryptos for years now, sometimes with much sketchier equipment than hard drives (i.e. GPUs, ASICs), and these are my rules of thumb:
- If a mining setup runs for 12 hours with no issues, while I'm around to check on it, it's good for 24/7 mining.
- Anything that passes that last rule can be left on 24/7 and while I'm not home.
- Mining equipment has to be located in areas that pets can't get to without supervision. (I don't have kids, but I imagine the same rule would apply.)
- I shut the mining equipment down if I'm going on vacation or won't be home overnight for some reason.
Never say never, but I've haven't had a disaster yet while following those rules.