What Does Your PC Do When You Sleep?

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  1. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #81

    fseal said:
    My computer(s) is(are) OFF.

    Do you have any idea how much power is being wasted by leaving it on 22 hours a day when you are only using it for 2?

    There are sites on the web that attempt to quantify it, and by any of their measures it's staggering. Do your wallet and the world we live in a favor and turn off (or sleep atl east) your machines when they are not actively being used.

    (And that includes protein folding, searching for aliens or trying to break encryption at levels that are far below what is common and legal to use these days, it is actually a TREMENDOUS waste of power)
    My father owns the local electric company and I'm contributing to his wealth.
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  2. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #82

    fseal said:
    My computer(s) is(are) OFF.

    Do you have any idea how much power is being wasted by leaving it on 22 hours a day when you are only using it for 2?
    Yeah, in the past few years I have become much more friendly to the environment and have made some changes which have led to lower utility bills and such. I switched out my lightbulbs to CFL's and I've started turning my computer off when I don't use it. I typically only use the AC when I need it, and then open the windows when I don't and use fans instead.

    I've started recycling and my neighborhood actually implemented a program where we get coupons and discounts at local businesses based upon the amount of stuff we recycle in our can. Apparently they weight the can and it's microchipped to track our totals.

    I've also started hanging some of the laundry up and letting it air dry outside. Things like sheets, towels and the like which dry very quickly with a nice breeze or a bit of heat from the sunshine.
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  3. Posts : 362
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
       #83

    I have swiched out all of the bulbs for enviromently friendly bulbs. But I will not buy a electric or hybrid because so much pollution is put out by the factories that make them.
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  4. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #84

    Dogz said:
    I have swiched out all of the bulbs for enviromently friendly bulbs. But I will not buy a electric or hybrid because so much pollution is put out by the factories that make them.
    But the question is, how much less is a conventional car + all of the pollution over the lifetime of the car? I don't have a hybrid either as I have my cars paid off and that is just the way that I like it. And when I do buy another car, it likely won't be a hybrid either as I intend to buy used and I probably won't find many used hybrids on the lot.
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  5. Posts : 139
    windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       #85

    Tews said:
    Hey!! That looks just like my old college dorm!!
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  6. Posts : 5,807
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
       #86

    My computer continues the plans of the Empire...once you hit Seven Guru than you will be "enlightened"
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  7. Posts : 1,112
    XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
       #87

    For every personal computer I have ever owned,

    I powered it up when I wanted to use it,

    then powered everything down when I was finished.

    When I watch TV, I turn it on, watch TV, then turn it off when finished.

    What's the big deal? They're both "consumer appliances".

    When you park your car, you turn the key to 'Off', don't you?
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  8. Posts : 5,807
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
       #88

    ChuckR said:
    For every personal computer I have ever owned,

    I powered it up when I wanted to use it,

    then powered everything down when I was finished.

    When I watch TV, I turn it on, watch TV, then turn it off when finished.

    What's the big deal? They're both "consumer appliances".

    When you park your car, you turn the key to 'Off', don't you?
    Actually I prefer to leave my car "on"...that way I don't have to wait for it to "boot"
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  9. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #89

    ChuckR said:
    When you park your car, you turn the key to 'Off', don't you?
    nope. i like to leave it on, just sit there, in the garage, and read the little stickers on the sun visors. i find the sound of the engine in an enclosed room somewhat soothing. maybe it's the acoustics, but it just relaxes me.
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  10. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #90

    ?

    -anyhoo.
    think tonight i'll have steam d/l my entire inventory of games. @ 1MB/s i dont think 35GB will take that long. the following defrag might be a few hours/days though
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