So a PC left on (idle) uses less leccy than a 50W fan? wow!
Depends on the P C. A more modern rig will throttle down to speeds that draw less than 1 watt for example when idle from the CPU, other components will vary but essentially they're pretty efficient these days providing the user has set up power settings in the BIOS and OS correctly.So a PC left on (idle) uses less leccy than a 50W fan? wow!
Mine stays on over night as well, but with the electricty prices going through the roof I'm thinking of just getting a 50w tower fan through the night while I sleep instead. I can't sleep without a "fan" noise in my bedroom, been that way since I was a kid!
How much does a PC generally use being left on over night, with monitor turned off?
For me I dont care about boot time, but the fact my current state of my desktop is preserved.I find it's quicker to boot from cold than hibernate. Not done that since Vista days.
For me I dont care about boot time, but the fact my current state of my desktop is preserved.
It might take 30 seconds to boot, but it might also take 10 minutes to reopen everything back to how it was manually, the reason I was keeping the PC on 24/7 before.
My system does recover from hibernate faster than a cold boot though, it also shuts down about the same speed, probably due to using NVME nand storage, I expect hibernation benefits from it greatly.
Yeah I did check the host writes on smart, but seems to be barely different to normal, keeping the PC up 24/7 has huge nand writes anyway because windows logs so much data, its very verbose so I do wonder if the shutting it down is compensating for the hibernation file writes.That’s fair. There is an option in windows to reopen stuff from the previous session, not sure how well it works. It could save a lot of unnecessary writes to nand though.