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    Laptop?

    Hi i was wondering if it is ok to leave my laptop running forever?
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    lol forever?! :S

    you will find if you run if for very long periods of time it may get a little warm.

    Maybe you should look at methods of cooling if you want to run it for long periods of time......

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    Hope this helps

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    If the computer is idle (ie not performing a task such as folding proteins, etc) and assuming the ambient temperature is not overly hot, it should be fine to leave it on continuously.
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    sorry Cheeseboy, i had to LOL when you said forever!!

    if you are looking at using the laptop as a server then you should maybe look at having an inexpensive box doing that job for you, im sure a desktop machine would handle being on all the time better.

    why have it on 24/7?

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    I'll keep my laptop running for days at a time but it is usually because I'll use it on and off during the day when I have work to do and I'm tired of sitting at my desk. But I usually shut it down when I haven't been using it for a while, I would also not recommend using a laptop in a role like a server.
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