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Old Apr 15th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Just ordered my 27 Inch Imac I7 from the Apple store

It is a refurbished model but I have to live with in my means. I was worried about buying a refurbished model but from all the people I spoke with including this forum, people are generally very happy, so I bit the bullet. With that said, it will be my first mac ever.

Right now I have a pc, which I leave on 24/7 without any issue. Is it ok to leave on a Imac 24/7?

Do any of you leave your Imacs on all the time?
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Old Apr 15th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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Do any of you leave your Imacs on all the time?
Out of the 7 days in a week, I leave mine on maybe 5. I've had this iMac for 15 months now and no problems
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Old Apr 15th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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It is a refurbished model but I have to live with in my means. I was worried about buying a refurbished model but from all the people I spoke with including this forum, people are generally very happy, so I bit the bullet. With that said, it will be my first mac ever.

Right now I have a pc, which I leave on 24/7 without any issue. Is it ok to leave on a Imac 24/7?

Do any of you leave your Imacs on all the time?
Dont see why not, it will go to sleep anyway so its not really "on" its sleeping
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Old Apr 15th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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Right now I have a pc, which I leave on 24/7 without any issue. Is it ok to leave on a Imac 24/7?

Do any of you leave your Imacs on all the time?
Mine has been on for about 2 years straight now. Just reboots for software updates.
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Old Apr 16th, 2010, 07:55 AM   #5
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Mine has been on for about 2 years straight now. Just reboots for software updates.
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No need to turn it off. A restart once a week (or every other week), however, isn't a bad idea.
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Old Apr 16th, 2010, 08:14 AM   #6
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I dont remember the last time I restarted my 27 inch i5 iMac. The only times I really restart is when a software update calls for it. I let it go to sleep of course, but its on all the time.
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My 2.66 Ghz MBP (New Dec. 2009) 8 GB RAM 500 GB HD running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 is restarted once a day. Why? Because I have to.

The problem appears to be with RapidWeaver, (posting questions on their tech support site didn't even get a reply). After a few hours of use to update my web site, the MBP slows to a crawl. A restart solves the issue immediately.

This morning I decided to repair permissions after the restart and it took 9 minutes to finish. The list of repairs was in the thousands, much too long to read through, but the bulk of them concerned files that had to do with Airport.

I have it fully backed up in both a clone and Time Machine and I have reinstalled the OS twice now to try and rid myself of the issue, to no avail.

When it gets real bad, a restart will take up to seven minutes. When that happens I zap the PRAM and all is well again.

My Mini, used only occasionally but left sleeping also gives me issues. It won't print or Mail will stop sending, or it will not go back to sleep and I have to restart it as well. It is running the latest version of Leopard.
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Old Apr 16th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #8
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it's ok to leave the computer on all the time.. don't even need to let it go to sleep. though it is set by default go to sleep after a while.
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Old Apr 16th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #9
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congrats on the 27"... i've had mine since december and love it! sure, i leave mine on all the time and there's no real reason to be turning it off unless you want to be extra cautious about electrical usage, but i would think sleep mode (which automatically gets activated after some period of non-use) is pretty low power anyway. having said that, after 3 weeks or so of use i'll find that some things don't respond as they usually do and i'll do a restart which puts everything right. fyi, a widget like istat pro will monitor your uptime in addition to giving you helpful system info. you'll find that running a system performance utility like onyx or maintenance (both free) every few months will also be helpful to clear the system cobwebs out.
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Old Apr 16th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #10
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congrats of the i7.

Just wondering how you managed to get the i7 though? I've been watching the refurb site for a while now and have only seen the i5
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