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    I usually leave my pc on over to upload and download stuff. May someone please tell me how i can do a power save on it, so it doesnt eat up my electric bill?

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    Basically, all you can do is Turn your Monitor off........

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    also unplug your keyboard & mouse they're real juice hoggers
    Last edited by 99%; 05-31-2005 at 05:46 PM.

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    are you serious....? , i meant the power thing in Desktop>Properties>Screen saver>power

    Anyone know how much power an old 17 inch crt monitor takes ?
    Last edited by Formula1; 05-31-2005 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1
    are you serious....? , i meant the power thing in Desktop>Properties>Screen saver>power

    Anyone know how much power an old 17 inch crt monitor takes ?
    All that will do is kinda put your Monitor in 1/2 or 1/3 power mode..
    I have mine set to do this after 3 hours on none use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1
    are you serious....? , i meant the power thing in Desktop>Properties>Screen saver>power

    Anyone know how much power an old 17 inch crt monitor takes ?
    monitors do use quite a bit.
    i'm not sure if it's more than the actual computer, probably close tho.

    you can't ahve any part of the computer turn off other than the monitor or your downloads would stop

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    If you have multiple drives, you could possibly set them to power down when not in use, but the saving would be minimal.

    As everyone else has said, the monitor is the big power hog, particularly older ones. I have mine set to power off after 5 minutes, the temperature difference that makes during a hot summer is quite astounding. And since heat can only come from electricity used...
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    Do you have a CRT or LCD monitor?
    LCDs use less power.
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    I have an old ibm CRT (6-7 years old lol)... My family pc uses a hp 17" lcd monitor.

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    My crt uuses 75 watts an hour i think it says on the side of the box somewhere.

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