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Windows 7: Monitor sleep mode?

08 Sep 2011   #1
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Monitor sleep mode?

When Windows 7 puts my PC into the sleep mode & my Acer LCD monitor goes black, is the monitor actually powering down the lamps or is the PC just not sending it a signal to display?


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08 Sep 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Monitors go into a power savings mode when they detect a loss of signal. The PC drops the video signal in sleep mode and the monitor goes into power savings mode.
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08 Sep 2011   #3
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But what actually happens to the monitor in sleep or power saving mode?

Do the lamps actually shut off?

IOW if I go out shopping for an hour or two, is there any advantage in my turning off the monitor?
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09 Sep 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello Mike99, yes the lamps shut off in sleep mode. The monitor in in power saving mode so there is still a minute amount of power to it. This helps bring your display up more quickly when you wake the computer.
Turning the monitor off will save electricity, but maybe 7 a year.
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09 Sep 2011   #5
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks
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09 Sep 2011   #6
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post
But what actually happens to the monitor in sleep or power saving mode?

Do the lamps actually shut off?

IOW if I go out shopping for an hour or two, is there any advantage in my turning off the monitor?
Yes, they shut off
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