Do you give your hardware a periodic cooling rest?


#1

Is there any potential longevity benefit from giving your machine a couple minutes of rest and a quick reboot every 24-48 hours after continuous running at high heat? It's my understanding that these components are designed to withstand sustained high temps from 70-80 degrees C anyway...


#2

You should be good to let them run as long as they aren't getting beyond their thermal limits. Most computers will slow or shut down after they reach a certain but it's always a good idea to check on them occasionally .


#3

It's actually worse to allow your hardware to cool off periodically than just letting them run 24/7 at a safe temp because of the expansion and compression of the silicon when it heats up and cools down over and over again.


#4

Great point. Didn't think of that but it makes basic sense. Thanks!


#5

Mate , this is not a human . :slight_smile:


#6

Hehe. I am noobsicle.