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lenovoman123
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Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

Is it okay to leave the laptop running 24/7, ie not shutting it down.

I have a VPN running as well so I want VPN on all the time too.

What's the best way to go about this without hurting the laptop? ie power management strategy

I have the battery in it as well as it connected to power supply in the wall.

 

Machine details:

B50-70

Model name: 20384

Intel i5-42104 cpu 1.7ghz

BIOS version 9DCN79WW (V2.00)

Windows 8.1

 

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Re: Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

Hi lenovoman123 , 

 

Greetings. 

 

Computer nowadays are electrically equipped with buffers (IC , thermal regulation via chipset and CPU , BIOS , Power management softwares) that allows users with their needs. Taking consideration that you have stable elecrical regulators and consider ambient temperature too.

 

The following articles and similar discussion would help you decide how to proceed.

Article 1 , Article 2 , Article 3 

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

Regards



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Re: Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

I noticed I lose the vpn connection when the laptop hibernates, is there a way to keep the vpn connection whilst it hibernates?

 

 

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Re: Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

Hi enovoman123 ,

 

 

Greetings.

 

You may try setting power management option to turn off on under device manager for the wifi.

 

 

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Re: Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

Your suggesstion would conserve the energy usage of the laptop. 

 

I have left it running for days on end and seems cool enough. When I go to bed, I would like the notebook to take a break without losing vpn or internet coonection in the process. I use ethernet cable to router.

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Re: Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

I would consider using a "mini" desktop style of computer - intel's NUC is a good example. These can run "headless" without a monitor and not suffer from doing so.

One other thing - if you want 100% up time you might want to consider using a Linux distro as they are much more reliable, and do not need constant, weekly or daily updates like Windows does.

I have a linux server (CentOS 7.3) for my website, teamspeak and file server that has been up for over 200 days now, no restarts.

CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
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Can I leave laptop on all the time? B50-70 Model: 20384

Power Settings are curently:

Screen

On battery, turn off after: 1 minute

When plugged in, turn off after: 10 minutes

 

Sleep

On battery, PC goes to sleep after: Never

When plugged in, PC goes to sleep: Never

 

I need the battery in the notebook when its plugged in because I get random power disturbances sometimes lasting nano-seconds or brief minutes.

 

I'm getting the battery is 70% notice, should I do anything different under power management to give the notebook breathing space or just let it run as is?

I notice to when I have put it too sleep I lose my vpn connection, which I don't want to lose. What's the best way to configure this?

 

B50-70

Windows 8.1

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