For when you aren't gaming until 4am
Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2007 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't turn your PC off at night, and you don't actually have it doing anything during that time, PC Mechanic has some suggestions for you. They range from basic automated maintenance tasks to setting up downloads and rendering machines.
Of course, that won't be a problem for most PC Perspective members, as they know better than that, and are all doing very productive things with their unused cycles.
"But, what do you do with your PC in the wee hours? It can just sit there and hum, doing nothing. But, that is a
waste of electricity. If you’re going to leave it on, you might as well have it doing something useful, right? So,
let’s look at some ways of putting your computer’s time to use when you are counting sheep and studying the backs of
your eyelids. Your computer doesn’t need any sleep, so let’s see what we can do to keep it busy."
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