Green Tip #220: Sleep Mode

I have a bad habit of leaving my little net book on with the screen saver going when I walk away from my computer for a while. A while always ends being longer than I thought and meanwhile the computer is using maximum energy to run. I just learned that putting your computer into sleep mode as opposed to the screen saveer cuts the power consumption by five times! Any time I wander away from the net book now, it’ll be going to sleep.

How long does your computer wait until it goes into sleep mode?

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6 thoughts on “Green Tip #220: Sleep Mode

  1. I also like being able to adjust the power saving settings on my laptop. Making the screen less bright, even while using it, helps preserve a decent amount of energy.

  2. Yep! I always either turn the computer off or turn it on sleep mode. It also helps save the life of your computer. Great tip!

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