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Windows 7: Screensaver

18 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7

I have Intel core i3 laptop that I bought from dell a few months ago. I have not enabled a screensaver for it. I read somewhere that modern laptops and pcs don't need screensaver. I have set up my laptop to dim the screen after 10 mins... turn off display after 15 mins and never sleep. Is this about right? Is screensaver necessary nowadays ... like old days when people were worried about picture burning into display so they set up screensaver? Is it necessary now?

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18 Dec 2014   #2

win 7 64 bit

Hi. In my opinion not needed. I do not use a Screensaver on any of my computers. Never had anything burn into the screen.
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18 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

In older systems there was the risk that a steady image could cause burn in and damage the monitor. This is not the case with modern systems so there is no need for a screensaver. Many modern screensavers wouldn't avoid the issue anyway. They are used simply because many people would rather see a screensaver than a blank screen. On a laptop you would be better off dimming or turning off the display to reduce power consumption.
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18 Dec 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Yep just have the screen go off after a few minutes of in activity, especially on battery. A s saver just heats it up, no need.
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18 Dec 2014   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I don't see much sense in turning off sleep mode which will save power in the end,
Just turning off the display in 15 minutes doesn't save any power if the system is still operating,
Sleep mode makes the system do just that it's nearly dormant indicator is a flashing power light usually,
Hybrid sleep pretty much shuts down everything to a very low power consumption almost no indication the machine is on and usually requires the power button to be pushed to restart where left off,
It's better on a laptop to use the default power options or if you want you can usually find a Power saver option built in,
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