Any advice to prevent computer damage
dkali1 last edited by dkali1
Wondering about any advice to prevent computer damage from running 24/7 for Burst mining? Thanks
RichBC last edited by
@dkali1 Keep it cool, but probably less damage leaving it running than switching on and off each Day.
tomahawkeer last edited by
Computers are made to run. You are not harming them at all by leaving them on 24/7. You are more likely to fry a computer by turning it on and off than you are by leaving it on, with the exception of a fan dieing, or it getting struck by lightning.
socalguy last edited by
Keep it out of the sun
Have lots of ventilation.
Minimize the number of programs running in the background.
cryptojam last edited by cryptojam
I'd shut it down for 15 minutes maybe every 3 months to clean out the fans with some compressed air. Usually with a machine running 24/7 the first thing to go is the fans.
Once clean fire it back up and mine away. Shouldn't take long at all and will extend the life of the machine.
sleepy last edited by
Nice idea. First get a UPS. You never know when there will be a power cut. Get a casing with a dust filter or net , it would be very helpful. Better to get fans with a good brand name, specially the bearing should be high quality one. Cheap ones will make queezing noises after some months. I think hard disk should not be parked or sleep periodically because it has a limit.