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Old 12-30-2007, 07:11 PM   #31
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my pc was last opff till about 1 maybe 2pm this afternoon
i turn mine off at evening last thing before bed so lets say when i am in college thats about 11 to 12 ish in the evening and when not in college some nights as late as 4 am

or if i am leaving and i know i wont be back for a day or something like if i go to a party i switch it off
then i turn it on when i want it in the day so some days i turn it on go down have breakfast and when i come back its booted and then some days i dont turn it on till like 6pm in the evening
other than that i leave it on all day cos i usually pop in and out of my room or am using it during the day
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:16 PM   #32
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an idle PC takes up probably as much as 2 60 watt light bulbs, how many times have you left on in your house? lots of times
Performance PC like most of ours would eat the same amount of power as 3 or possibly 4 60 watt bulbs.

And I use CFL's which are about 13 watts, hardly anyone uses incandescent lights anymore.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:40 PM   #33
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To quote intel, Having their Centrino based laptops idle for an hour uses less power than running an average microwave for one minute.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #34
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I turn mine off every once in a while.

What are CFLs? I just bought an LED light bulb to try it out, uses only 0.8watts, but only puts out as much as a 20watt incandesent.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:50 PM   #35
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To quote intel, Having their Centrino based laptops idle for an hour uses less power than running an average microwave for one minute.
haha wow. maybe i can do some serious overnight downloading now
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:18 PM   #36
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a few weeks ago when i was out of town
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:20 PM   #37
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GEEZE. Alot of people leave there computerrs on. Maybe thats why we get alot of threads like "My computer will not turn on"

and we respond like "It's prob your PSU"
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #38
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Performance PC like most of ours would eat the same amount of power as 3 or possibly 4 60 watt bulbs.

And I use CFL's which are about 13 watts, hardly anyone uses incandescent lights anymore.
nay, i have read many PSU tests\power tests and the average PC idles at 150ish watts, although thats if your CPU clocks down like i have mine set
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Yeah and thats only 2.4 ghz.

What about mine?? 3.0GHZ quad.


Oh yeah Rud my computer>your computer

member you were saying that to me!
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I turn mine of when I'm done using it.

You should turn it off to clear your cache.
ditto... i turn mine off every night, but it usually gets restarted at least once a day for program installs/ driver updates
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