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Old 08-02-2004, 12:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That would take for ever as well.

Both are ok i guess..It just comes down to your preferences.
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i was concerned about my tft display and the printer scanner copier combo.

should i turn them off too or levae them on
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Killian is right. I keep mine on 24/7 and only shut down the entire system when I leave for an extended absence as in leaving for several days.

There is very little benefit in shutting down your PC IMHO to save electricity. I have heard that when you're not using the computer and the CPU is idle, it uses very little electricity. The biggest power monger is the monitor itself. I have it to turn off automatically after 30 minutes of non-use. Do NOT use the power button on the monitor itself as it increase the wear and tear and shorts the lifespan of the monitor.

As for the scanner/printer combo, you can leave it on. The amount of electricity it consumes while idle is miniscule compared to the actual PC itself.
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yea i have my monitor turn off after 1min of idling. and i dont even have my printer plugged in, cause i bairly use it.. depends on how much u wont to use it i guess.
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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my TFT screen has just one touch sensitive button to turn it off/on.
it has got some sort of power saving feature whereby it turns off after some time of no use.

should i leave the tft screen as it is, and it will take care of itself by turning off when not being used, or should i set it to turn off faster or should i use the power on/off button every night.

my tft screen is the samsung 193P by the way, it is gorgeous
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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well, if what you are saying is what I'm thinking you are, it doesn't actually TURN OFF, but instead goes into a stand-by mode, in which power is still distributed to it, but in small amounts and its just to receive a interupt (not IRQ) signal saying that there is activity occuring, when it recieves that it goes into a normal mode. I honestly dont know if its better to have that or a screen saver, but even in stand-by there is a small amount of juice there but its very miniscule. One thing I WOULD suggest, however, is at least a reboot. I leave mine on 24/7 and reboot every other day, or as I see the need, to clear anything cached in memory like TSR programs and such.
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Old 08-03-2004, 12:34 AM   #17 (permalink)
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TFT or as alota ppl ike to call it LCD screen... yes u can just turn it right off with the button on the monitor. thats what i would do. what killian was taking about applys to CRT monitors not LCD. so your monitor will not have any wear or tear caused by turning it off and on.
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i think it turns off, since after i get back to it after say over 12 hours, i can't wake it up with my mouse movement
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Old 08-03-2004, 06:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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good point jolancer, didn't pay attention to the tft/lcd. Guess I should RTFP!
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