Okay, as some of you may have heard in another post, I bought a new surge protector. Yes, my old one was made by the Tandy Corp.
This new one is the APC 2,400 eP Joule Protection one with the phone and DSL protection.
The sweet thing is it was only $24 at Comp USA. So, After attaching a ground wire to the conduit in the wall, I got the ok signal from my surge protector that there was no faulty wiring.
Now I've got this thing protected from surges, and I know that PCs don't usually get dammaged just by being disconnected from the power source, I think I'm ready to rethink letting it go for the week.
There of course is one major hitch. The temps this next week are going to be alot higher than they have been, up around the upper 80s. Of course that is a usual temp for this time of year, it's just that we've been lucky for the past month with cool temps in the 60s and 70s.
Now, I'm not going to be able to leave the window open, but I might be able to leave the door open. This room sits adjacent to the garage attic, which has a black shingled roof, IE HOT!. The attic sits about 6 inches below the window, on the west side, which is genneraly where the wind comes from.
Now, I think I'm beggining to realize that most of the heat generated by this computer is not made by the box. Instead, most of it comes from the Monitor and Subwoofer, even the power supply to the speakers gets quite hot.
If I were to unplug the sub, turn off the monitor, unplug the speakers, and put this thing in a suspend mode for the day, would it be safe to wake it up for week via BIOS alarm?
I guess I shouldn't be so worried. I do have the bios set to shutdown if an overheat should occur.
I don't know, it's just that I've never left turned on for so long without me being there.
What I don't want to do is get to the beach house and be worried about my PC the whole time. I need some reassurance.
What do you think of me leaving my PC run for a week in near 90F day temps with the windows closed?