Is turning your computer off better than sleep mode when you wont use it for a few hours or overnight?

by on March 31, 2009

Q: Should a computer be shut off if not used for several hours or even overnight? Or is it okay for it just to go into sleep mode?


One Response to “Is turning your computer off better than sleep mode when you wont use it for a few hours or overnight?”
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    I’d suggest just shutting it down.

    Sleep mode still draws some power, and any unsaved information is still kept in RAM, so if you lose power, you’ll lose any unsaved information.

    Starting up the PC after a shutdown gives you a nice fresh system state without any garbage data in memory helping with system stability and saves money on your power bill. In my opinion that’s worth it to wait the 30-60 seconds it takes for the pc to boot up, go grab some OJ after you hit the power button!