How often do you reboot your pc?

mikey
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The question is a simple one but I suspect the answer might be more complicated,,,

I have pc's that have been running for more than a month without once rebooting them and they are still crunching just fine. I don't keep detailed stats on how long this or that task takes to run as the tasks can be slightly different themselves meaning it would be more of a generalization of a time rather than a definitive X amount of time per task for this pc versus that pc.

Anyway are there thoughts on after X amount of time you should reboot because it clears out the cobwebs in the data paths etc or do you just let them run until it's time to do maintenance or something else to them? Mine are not Server type pc's they are individual homeowner boxes with mostly a cpu, memory and a gpu in them. Dust isn't really an issue at this point as the room is closed most of the time but like today it was in the upper 40's and low 50's here so I opened the side door to the garage and left the door to the computer room open and only 1 of the mini-split heads is running to keep the room cooled to 82F. The doors are more than a cars width away from each other and the rain isn't coming in anyway as I do have a storm/screen door on the side door to the garage, I have never used the glass to stop anything so the air can come thru freely when the regular do is open.

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Keith Myers
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I just let them run until I

I just let them run until I remember to check in with them to see if any pending OS updates are needed.

I'd say they usually run around 14-40 days before I get around to restarting them.

The little SoC's can go months before I check in on them.

Easy to check in on them with BoincTasks to see if any unusual upset or crash has happened on them and they have stopped running BOINC.

I would only normally update them sooner if I see a mandatory security update of the Nvidia drivers that is pending as I have seen those kind of updates pull the drivers out from underneath a running system before without user approval before.  So then I would intervene manually and update the drivers on my own to keep that from happening.

Been bit once before for that.  Won't let that happen again as dumping all your cache and getting put in the penalty box is no fun.

 

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Keith Myers wrote: I just

Keith Myers wrote:

I just let them run until I remember to check in with them to see if any pending OS updates are needed.

I'd say they usually run around 14-40 days before I get around to restarting them.

The little SoC's can go months before I check in on them.

Easy to check in on them with BoincTasks to see if any unusual upset or crash has happened on them and they have stopped running BOINC.

I would only normally update them sooner if I see a mandatory security update of the Nvidia drivers that is pending as I have seen those kind of updates pull the drivers out from underneath a running system before without user approval before.  So then I would intervene manually and update the drivers on my own to keep that from happening.

Been bit once before for that.  Won't let that happen again as dumping all your cache and getting put in the penalty box is no fun. 

Hmm I have never had that problem before but then I do turn off all updates, 99% my pc's are just Boinc crunchers anyway so it sounds like that's one thing I will have to be very careful of though.

Ian&Steve C.
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The BOINC systems usually get

The BOINC systems usually get a reboot every 2-3 months provided I didn’t have something like a power outage. Usually I reboot them because I want to change something for some reason. Not that I have to.  

I have one of my servers with an uptime of over 700 days. No reason to reboot it. 

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With my two computers, I only

With my two computers, I only reboot when my system tells me to.  I have it only accept security updates, and only display them once every two weeks.  It may, as Keith said, need a reboot in 14 days or longer.

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Tom M
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I boot my systems everytime

I boot my systems everytime they go off, shutdown etc.

I am not experiencing anything resembling a "memory leak' so they pretty much just run.

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Only when a new Linux kernel

Only when a new Linux kernel is installed and it says "reboot required".

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astro-marwil
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Hallo!As my PC is my

Hallo!

As my PC is my working horse not only for E@H, but also for my private computing, it’s running almost continuously 24/365. So I take great care to be at all time up to date with the OS Win 10/11 and the virus scanner. Most patch of updates of Win 10/11 require a reboot of the OS. I don't count them, it’s about weekly or two. Despite this, it’s sometimes necessary to shut down for a short time to clear memories for removing a hanging, or doing some work on the hardware. That is much more seldom.

When I installed my first SSD 4 years ago, I was not sure, how it will behave under the heavy, continues load by E@H. So I decided to register almost daily operational data from Samsung Magician. From this I made up two graphs, which may be of interest in this regard here:

Power On Count versus Date

Power Off Time versus Date

Kind regards and happy crunching

Martin

 

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I only reboot when I

I only reboot when I absolutely have to (i.e., power outages). Fingers crossed, but my computers have been running 24/7 so far this year. My last reboot was in late 2022.

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MooMoo2 (Michael Kwok)

MooMoo2 (Michael Kwok) wrote:

I only reboot when I absolutely have to (i.e., power outages). Fingers crossed, but my computers have been running 24/7 so far this year. My last reboot was in late 2022. 

WOW that's good!!

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