What's the most energy-efficient power management option for my computer?
November 20, 2004 6:00 PM Subscribe
Give Me X An IT guy at work told me I shouldn't be shutting down my computer every night because starting up the computer every morning wastes more power than I've saved. I find this hard to believe, but of course I want to use the most energy-efficient option, both at home and at work. So, assuming I've set up screensaver and standby options on my computer, what's the rule of thumb for shutting down? In the equation "X or more hours of non-use = better to shut down and start up later", what does X equal?