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Old 05-09-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hey fellas lately my electricity bill has went up and my mom is blaming me and my pc. I have the following:

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I leave my baby on 5-8 hours on a day and then I put it to "SLEEP" mode when not using it. My other question is, would leaving pc on for long periods of time reduce its lifespan? Do you guys think my system is sucking a lot of power and making my bills rise?
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Do you guys think my system is sucking a lot of power and making my bills rise?
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Well said, that's the honest truth, your PC is a beast especially with that 8800GTX, give your computer a rest a bit, you'll see a decrease in bills. As for reducing your PCs lifespan, it won't noticeably decrease the life span of your computer if at all. The only problem would be with cooling/overheating.
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there are four computers in my house that are constantly on 24/7...that cant be good
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there are four computers in my house that are constantly on 24/7...that cant be good
It really depends on power consumption, if they're all geared up with SLI'd 8800GTXs and running at full load 24/7 then yeah, you definitely have a problem there.
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hey sammy, in your situation, i would right click>properties>screen saver>power>hibernate tab>select hibernate>and turn hibernate on, once you've done that, select the advanced tab>change :when i press the button on my computer... change that to hibernate", now when you press the power button your computer will go into hibernate, this is exactly like stand by or sleep, but takes no power at all, when you turn it back on it loads to the exact spot you were in just like standby, i use this all the time
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It really depends on power consumption, if they're all geared up with SLI'd 8800GTXs and running at full load 24/7 then yeah, you definitely have a problem there.
k i think im pretty safe then lol
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hey sammy, in your situation, i would right click>properties>screen saver>power>hibernate tab>select hibernate>and turn hibernate on, once you've done that, select the advanced tab>change :when i press the button on my computer... change that to hibernate", now when you press the power button your computer will go into hibernate, this is exactly like stand by or sleep, but takes no power at all, when you turn it back on it loads to the exact spot you were in just like standby, i use this all the time
How do I do the above in VISTA?? I got lost following it
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