Do you give your hardware a periodic cooling rest?

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…

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 .

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.

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

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Mate , this is not a human . :slight_smile:

Hehe. I am noobsicle.