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pleasehelpme 12-10-2007 10:07 AM

Is it better to let computer power off and on later or put it to sleep mode ?
 
Is it better to let computer power off and on later or put it to sleep mode ?

maybe after 3 hours to use computer again,will you let it sleep or power off.

sorry i have so many newbie questions to ask!


always appreciated.

ranger_nemo 12-10-2007 05:38 PM

It depends on how you measure what is "better".

If it's plugged into a wall socket, and only going to be down a few hours, and it doesn't have trouble recovering from sleeping, sleeping is fine.

A sleeping computer will still use electricity, because everything is stored in the memory. So, if it's going to be down for a while, and running on batteries, hibernating or shutting it down might be better.


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