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vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:00 pm    Post subject: Switch of, standy or leave running  Reply with quote    

What do you do with your computer?

alisjs



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 1497
Location: Conwy
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

switch off if more than 2-3 hours of non use

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine is set to hibernate after 15 minutes being idle, but on and off it throughout the day - only switch of at bed time or if I am out most of the day.

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

leave running, pretty much 24/7.

it's my TV, stereo and I use chat a lot more than i'd use a phone. I also leave it running overnight to download 'stuff'

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sleep mode when I'm not using it, off at night.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ian33568 wrote:
Mine is set to hibernate after 15 minutes being idle, but on and off it throughout the day - only switch of at bed time or if I am out most of the day.


Same here, depends if I'm likely to need it throughout the day, but it can be very annoying when you go back after 14 minutes 59 seconds & it clicks off

otatop



Joined: 01 Jun 2005
Posts: 1425
Location: North London
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I switch this one right off when I've done what I have to do. I spend too much time sitting in front of the one at work.

bernie-woman



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7824
Location: shropshire
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
Sleep mode when I'm not using it, off at night.


Same here, but the modem gets switched off too at night at the socket

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bernie-woman wrote:
marigold wrote:
Sleep mode when I'm not using it, off at night.


Same here, but the modem gets switched off too at night at the socket


I don't switch the modem or computer off at the socket, just switch them off at the back. I do tend to leave the printer on at least half the time though - dunno why I tend to forget it, probably 'cos it's a bit awkward to get at the switch.

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Computers, monitors, router, modem, printer and all peripherals all run from one master socket, which gets turned off every night, while individual computers are shut down when not actually in use. The power drain from the whole set-up is pretty large, and with energy prices being what they are, we need to economise.

Marionb



Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 5260
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Computer is switched off at screen and box but the plug is left switched on, as the broadband etc is plugged into the same gang thingy and I am often using the laptop in the other room when the pc is not in use.

I always pull the lead out of the back of the laptop at night but the plug is left switched on as its hard to get to.

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine is on during the day unless I'm going out for more than an hour or so. It goes into sleep mode (apparantly when it feels like it), & I always turn it off & off at the plug at night.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have one of those mains power meters' I'm going to see what the power consumption of my pc over a range of scenarios. Should be interesting, or deadly dull.

sneeuwklokje



Joined: 08 Mar 2006
Posts: 277

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 08 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Always turn it off at the wall.

Contadino



Joined: 28 Sep 2007
Posts: 190
Location: Puglia, Italia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The computer and the airport base station stay on 24x7, but I have a couple of external drives that don't get used unless I'm running iPhoto/iTunes. They're all on the same 4-way power socket so I picked up a couple of in-line switches (EUR 0.20 each) to put between the plug and the external drive power bricks.

I had real problems finding a 4-way power thing with switches next to each socket. Why is that? Shops are falling over themselves to sell you power monitors, so you can see how much these phantom loads are using, but simple solutions to fixing the problems eluded me.

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