MadSci Network: Computer Science

Re: I would like to know how much it costs to run a computer 24/7 and is t best

Date: Fri Jan 21 08:55:45 2005
Posted By: Ben Saitz, Sr. Director, Operations
Area of science: Computer Science
ID: 1104784716.Cs

It doesn't cost that much to leave it on all the time, depending on local electricity rates. The damage done to a PC by turning it on is quite minimal, but for convenience sake, many folks do leave them on all the time.

The important to do is take advantage of sleep modes, both on your monitor and PC. so when they are "on," they will power themselves down into sleep mode after X minutes of non-use. The annual cost of running a pc is less than $20 on average rates, but can be higher if you don't leverage sleep modes.

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