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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:58 PM
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I used to disconnect the modem but leave the machine on with a cold start (power off/on) once a week or so to clear the registers. That was cuz someone once told me that turning the machine off frequently was hard on the switches and would wear out the disk faster. Don't know if that's true or not...

Now I turn it off every night but only because we get power fluxes so frequently that it's the only way to avoid those nasty power surges. I also turn it off completely when there's lightning anywhere in the area...for the same reason. I've lost one power source due to rapid power fluxes and would just as soon not have the tech out again soon
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