One reader asks, “How much does it cost to run my computer? How can I minimize this expense?”
That’s a pretty huge difference above. These are of course, opposite extremes. It depends on your computer, and your use. And especially if you use power saving options.
A typical desktop computer uses about 65 to 250 watts. Add another 35 watts for a flat screen (LCD) and 80 watts for old school large monitor (CRT). In sleep or standby mode? Just 1-6 watts!
How to Reduce the Cost
How to Setup Power Saving Modes
Or, just run the following scripts on your computer for automatic setting changes:
Posts Tagged ‘Sleep Mode’
One reader asks, “Should I turn my computer off at night? Would it save enough in the long run to justify? What about wearing out the switch?”
If you leave it on…
If you turn it off…
Switching a computer on and off every day versus leaving it on all the time is highly debatable, but I think most agree now days that with current technologies, it doesn’t make a difference either way anymore.