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    What your best....

    Uptime? and on what system (include operating system)?

    Desktop Computers that you use only on a regular basis
    please.

    Windows 98se = 6 Days with 64MB of ram and 366 Celeron

    Windows XP Pro = 96 Days with 512MB ram and Athlon 1 Ghz
    ( and i used this computer constantly, mostly gaming )

    Thank in advanced for your response.

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    My laptop was running xp home, and I never used it, but I kept it on a tvstand in a corner always on as a storage thing. It's last uptime was 117 days, 14 hurs, 23 seconds (aprox). Then I reformatted and started again, its now on day 12.


    edit: wierd typo in days. Where did the five come froM?
    c++->visualc++->directx->opengl->c++;
    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    lol nice, but im really interested in people who use there
    computers for processor intensive activities on a regular basis.

    those uptimes are the most important, i seen a system up for 5
    years before but it was a file server that was hardly ever used
    and i forget what operating system it was running, but reguard-
    less it 5 year isnt impressive because it doesnt do anything to risk
    instability.

    Thanks for your post though, and 117 days on a windows system
    idle 24/7 or not is impressive lol.

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    I use my laptop pretty extensively, and reboot about once every two weeks...it harbernated when not in use. P3 1000MGz Mandrake and WinXP home 264Ram

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    mine is always in use thanks to SETI

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    I don't get to leave my computer on for too long. I mean, it's on for a few weeks or whatever, but I'm such a power user and expiermenting with all sorts of software that sometimes the free stuff, or the stuff I'm sentimental too, every once and a great while will leave it self in memory and windows can't close it for some reason, and it's sittng there taking up 45mb or something.

    A lot of my intesive stuff is emulating arcade games with MAME where the emulator itself, as long as it's emulating a intesive game, can easily call for a 20ghz processor. MK2 for instance, where the PC version ran on a little 486, the arcade version requires no less than like 1.3ghz - 1.4ghz One time my computer started up only reporting 1.2ghz of my processor because I must've messed with the BIOS or something. Anyways, I didn't notice it until I tried playing MK2. Too slow to play for me!

    Sometime I'll open MAME and load up PACMAN, and unthrottle it(animate it as fast as your system possibly can with no breaks)..and leave it on for a few days. That should be a workout!
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxdude
    mine is always in use thanks to SETI

    ahh i use seti to, how many pack have you completed ?

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    my old computer was on for three years straight until we had a power outage kill my ups. Well, a few reboots but no power downs.

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    ahh i use seti to, how many pack have you completed ?
    1574

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    I shut my computer down every nite... mainly because of power consumption and the heat it makes. Plus... I'm only around to use it about 6/7 hours a day... and I think it's doing more harm than good to leave it on the other 17 odd hours a day. Most people will say turning it on and off will do just as much harm... but my 3 year old 1.2GHz Athlon doesn't seem to have any problems.

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    98se PentiumIII 533mhz, 45 days (no reboots or anything). had to take it down to put in a new vid card. I have no idea how it lasted that long, but it was depressing when I had to shut it down.

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    Does hibernation count as downtime? Because you're not actually rebooting.

    I've run XP without actually rebooting for many weeks, since when I fall asleep it goes into standby, or I hibernate it.

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    I have had a computer on for the longest @ ~35 days . . . with linux. Why you may ask is the uptime so low? Because I am constantly testing out new releases of distros, seeing what is different and so on; By doing this I usually get around a month or so before I have to download that all too interesting new update.
    there used to be something here, but not anymore

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    My current uptime is 21 years, although I'm usually hibernating for a few hours every 24 hours or so.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    >>My current uptime is 21 years
    What the blue!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Clear the mines from our Shazbot!
    Get the enemy Shazbot!

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