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Windows 7: Power usage and Power savings settings questions

20 Dec 2014   #1
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
Power usage and Power savings settings questions

How much power does an dell inspiron 2020 all in one desktop if left on 24/7 with all the power savings settings disabled? I don't leave it on 24/7 but I am trying to get a cost of usage per hour in various modes.

I would also like to figure out how much less it would use if you put windows 7 in sleep mode or hibernation mode lets say an hour.

I am also trying to figure it how much it would save money at night if I just unplugged everything.

We are on Duke Energy Indiana, U.S.

Does a Screen Save use less or more power?

Thank you for this information in advance.


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20 Dec 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No clue. You`d have to compare 2 elecrical bills, but someone will come along with a technique.

You should never leave a pc on 24/7 if you`re not using it, that`s just crazy IMO.

You should have the monitor going off after 10 to 15 and sleep or hiber after 45 to an hour.

Of course a screensaver uses more power and just heats up the video card, no need to even run one.
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20 Dec 2014   #3
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

The only time I leave a computer on 24/7 is when doing a very large download overnight. I set the monitor to go off in 15 minutes when I do that but leave the hard drive on. I am going to start unplugging it at night.
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