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Old 12-10-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Post 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!


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Old 12-10-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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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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