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Chris M Oct 28, 2003, 03:22am EST Report Abuse
This is going to be a contest of who can achieve the longest Windows uptime using 98SE, 2000 pro or Windows XP (any version). Be honest and don't start a machine just to sit and do nothing for a week (although it will probably encounter some sort of error), record times after you have done common tasks such as game playing, internet surfing, email reading and looking at porn :).

Note: If you beat a previous time of yours by 24 hours feel free to post it.

I'll start us off with my Windows XP Pro with an uptime of 3d, 13h without encountering an error which forced a reboot.


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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 28, 2003, 05:35am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
hey amazing ive only did it once dont know if i can do it again lol, but that was before u posted the message

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
ben wilson Oct 28, 2003, 06:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
that's a good way to benchmark your hardware. that's how i killed my geforce 3 :) sorry i did'nt keep track of day/time

Wildwood Oct 28, 2003, 06:45am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
Window 2000 pro sp2 up for ~5 days without a reboot. Gaming, surfing, digital photography W/ printing from Photoshop 5.5, hanging at HWA and various other stuff. BSOD'd when I closed Opera and it rebooted.

W98se never lasted more than ~2 days of the same activities.

XP pro sp1, ~3 days of the same activities.


Chris M Oct 28, 2003, 07:37pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
Nice one. 5 days is a long time. :D Maybe this will help us to better determine the stability of each OS also.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 28, 2003, 08:07pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
i found out cant run this mobo under AGP 8x without instability. Got to run it under AGP 4x so it doesnt crash.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Carter Sudeith Oct 28, 2003, 08:47pm EST Report Abuse
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On P3 600, 192 RAM, 26GB Maxtor, uptime in XP lasted a whopping 7 days! Or was it 7 hours... I can't remember... Either way, I was astonished, and haven't beaten it since.

Caveman017 Oct 28, 2003, 08:48pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
3 days... Downloadin 3 office CDs at an avarage of 4KBs. took 3 days to get 1.1GB of stuff. only the first 4 CDs. then the server went offline

Sincerely,
Brandon G.

~~I'd like to think about myself as a very advanced computer technician but it wont happen till i get a job:)
Caveman017 Oct 28, 2003, 08:48pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
O ya, XP home SP1

Sincerely,
Brandon G.

~~I'd like to think about myself as a very advanced computer technician but it wont happen till i get a job:)
S S Oct 29, 2003, 10:57pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
Win2k Pro, P4 2.53GHz, 1024MB RAM, Gigabyte 8PE667 Ultra2, ATI RADEON 9000 Pro 128MB Video.

I had ~3days and ~~hours of games, watching TV(since I also use it to watch TV), Browsing, watching movies, DVDs, encoding video files, creating Macromedia Flash files and doing stuff I can't even remember now. I then installed a Windows Update and it restarted... =(

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 29, 2003, 11:30pm EST Report Abuse
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3 Days Playing Games going onto 4th

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 29, 2003, 11:30pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
maybe we should try it with overclocking too lol

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Julian Hutchison Oct 30, 2003, 12:16am EST Report Abuse
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hehe now that WOULD be interesting - most overclocking + longest uptime = :)

Athlon XP 3000+
Shuttle sn45g v2
ATI 9800 Pro
1GB DDR400
2*Internal HDD
1*External HDD

Darren Krape Oct 30, 2003, 04:28pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
The most I've ever done was about 18 days on a XP Pro machine. This was awhile ago though, probably a good six months or so. I recall that I had to shutdown to upgrade some hardware.

Three weeks ago I had about 12 days, though that was mainly because I'd gotten MySQL, PHP, and Coldfusion to work on my newly installed Apache server (for local development) and I was afraid if I rebooted, I could get it all running again! Thankfully, a BSOD proved that I can, in fact, get it running again after a reboot.

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Chris M Nov 04, 2003, 12:31pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
Wow, that takes either luck or skill :P

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cJ M Nov 07, 2003, 07:15am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
I dunno if this counts but i have a Windows 2003 server running now at 146days and still going... doing fileserving (6x 80gig hdds) Audio streaming thru web etc etc.. all on a p2 350 with 198 meg ram... as for my XP uptime about 3weeks would been my longest (playing games, Photoshop, emailing etc etc)

Chris M Nov 07, 2003, 02:48pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
Yep that's why I left out server OS's. ;) That uptime cannot be beaten except by other server software. 3 weeks for XP is nice though. My XP has been running 4 days now but it needs a restart badly. :)

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It is said that when it comes to life, those who feel see it as a tragedy. Those who think see it as a comedy.
ray Stephens Nov 07, 2003, 06:34pm EST Report Abuse
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Wildwood Nov 08, 2003, 01:22am EST Report Abuse
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I think a consideration in up-time needs to be system configuration. An overclocked system, or one with hardware compatability issues will run for shorter times. Spyware and the software that's running can have the same effect. For example, I love Opera. But I know it will cause a BSOD and restart if I allow my system to run more than 4-5 days without a reboot. MSI's Fuzzy Logic will do the same. A lack of system memory can cause a reboot to be needed sooner as well. The list of things that can shorten a systems uptime can be nearly endless. So when someone posts an extraordinarily long uptime, a list of the systems specs with running programs and driver versions would be great. It may enable others to mimic them in a effort to achieve greater system stability for themselves.

Just a thought. :)


Allen Kenner Nov 08, 2003, 02:35am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
This is my first post here ever, but I like uptime threads, Im Allen and Im a 20 year old fast food working college student. For Windows my longest uptimes are the following:

Windows 95: 1 day

Windows 98 SE : 3 days/4days

Windows ME: 1 hour. Heh shocking huh?

Windows 2000 pro : 15 days, woulda had more but I was downloading like as**t load of stuff and it DOSed itself and rebooted itself.

Windows XP Home: 6 days

Not bad I guess, but nothing compared to my other boxes:

Redhat 8: As of right now: 2:31 AM up 22days 14 hours 30 minutes.

SuSE Linux 8.1 Professional : 11 days.

SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional: 15 days

Free BSD 5: about a week

Slackware Linux : 5 days.

Now yea some of those uptimes are sad excuses, but I get freaked out about over heating. I dont want my box to like over heat and die or something and so after a week Id shut down for a while and let it cool, the one with 22 dayd I did that thinking it would over heat, it has a fan on top of the heat sink on the P3 733 MHz processor and one in the power supply and thats it.

This one is a Celeron 2.40 GHz processor with a Fan on the heat sink of the processor, a Fan in the power supply, and a fan built on the Nvidia GE Froce FX 5200 128 MB card.

So like, do you hardware people think thats enough coolent? Should I shut down more often?

Chris M Nov 08, 2003, 04:37am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Longest Windows Uptime
Your system hardware heats up quite quickly so it really doesn't make a difference whether you leave it on for 5 hours or 5 days. As long as your fans are working and the ambient temperature isn't extreme (hot or cold) you should be fine. Grab aida32 off the internet and check your temps and post them back here.

Now for uptime. My system hit 5 days today. During those 5 days I had kazaalite running constantly, McAffee antivirus 6, zonealarm, steam, and trillian all running constantly. I played about 10 hours of CS, typed an essay, read and wrote email, watched movies and posted here. I downloaded a virus scan update and my computer rebooted.

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