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Windows 7: Turn Monitors Display Off or Fully Turn Monitors Off?

30 Jun 2015   #1
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Turn Monitors Display Off or Fully Turn Monitors Off?

I have 3 Benq XL2720Z monitors for gaming. XL2720Z LED Gaming Monitor | BenQ 16:9 LED Gaming monitors

I would like to know if it's better to turn off all 3 monitors by pressing the power button on all the monitors when not in use for over 12 hours or just let my computer turn the display off which I currently have a way to do to it by pressing a certain key.

Personally I would prefer to just let my computer turn the display off since I only have to press 1 button on my keyboard rather than have to press 3 power buttons on the monitors which don't really work that well.

However my final choice goes down to which is better for the monitors themself. I don't want to end up damaging the monitors.

Anyone know which way is safer? I can't seem to find a clear answer.


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30 Jun 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I got a UPS 1500 battery backup that has 1 plug that controls 3 others that makes the decision for me when the 1 plug is using no power or the machine is powered off

Prior I just used the button on the monitor seems more reliable than counting on a feature to work before windows even boots.
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30 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't even remember when last I turned off the monitors from the button.
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30 Jun 2015   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've been turning my three monitors off when I'm not going to be using them for more than 30 minutes, give or take depending on my mood, the phase of the moon, or my changing whim. I just use the monitors power switch; it's simply not that big of a deal to hit three switches instead on a single key. It should also cut the amount of power being used by the monitors overall and the amount of heat they pump into the room.

I do have an additional little complication you all probably don't have. My primary display is cloned to my TV with a powered HDMI splitter and frequently watch DVDs, read e-books, and watch recorded TV shows on the TV from my computer while the monitors are shut off. Killing the monitors from the computer would also kill the TV display.
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30 Jun 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do basically the same thing the Lady does.
I use under Display Surge Protectors. When something is not in use I just turn them off with the Sure Protectors. Any thing that is hooker to my computer but not in use is powered off until needed.
Another example would be printers. Some times I don't use them for days and I don't need them to startup at boot. I just turn the power off a the Surge Protector until I need them. It's not hard to do, just one button.
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30 Jun 2015   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I do basically the same thing the Lady does.
I use under Display Surge Protectors. When something is not in use I just turn them off with the Sure Protectors. Any thing that is hooker to my computer but not in use is powered off until needed.
Another example would be printers. Some times I don't use them for days and I don't need them to startup at boot. I just turn the power off a the Surge Protector until I need them. It's not hard to do, just one button.
I like your way better but finding a place to put the surge protector that I can easily reach kills that idea. My monitors plug into my UPS so they are already protected. The switch part is what is appealing.
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30 Jun 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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30 Jun 2015   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
That's actually pretty slick but I don't have room for it. I can't put it under the left monitor because my printer is in the way. I can't put it under the center monitor because I need to keep that space clear so I can push my keyboard on top of the monitor base and under the monitor when I need more desk space. I can't put under the right monitor because it would interfere with opening my flatbed scanner.

You should have seen the size of the shoehorn (not to mention the tub of grease) I used to cram all my computer gear (printer, three monitors, two scanners, computer, UPS) into the space they occupy. As it is, my modems, router, and TV tuners are on a shelf in the bathroom linen closet.
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30 Jun 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sounds like you got 4 lbs. of crap crammed into a 2 lb. bucket.
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30 Jun 2015   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Sounds like you got 4 lbs. of crap crammed into a 2 lb. bucket.
Pretty much! It took a bit of creativity, such as converting the top drawer of the night stand that my flatbed scanner and computer set on to a pull out shelf so I could move my ADF scanner from the desk to there so I would have room for my three monitors on my desk.
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