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Should I use a screensaver or just turn the monitor off when I am done?

Should I use a screensaver or just turn the monitor off when I am done?

After using a screensaver for over ten years, I am starting to think about changing the way I save energy with my monitors. I want to get in the habit of shutting my monitors off when I am done using the computer. Right now, I just leave it sit, and after 15 minutes the screensaver comes on, and one hour after that the monitors power off. I think I would use less overall power if I just shut them off when I am done. Of course, I would have to get into the habit, which I think I can do. My question is this:

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Guest [Entry]

"A screensaver does not save power. In some cases, the screensaver can cause the computer to use MORE power (complex 3D screensavers).

Powering off modern monitors will not cause any detrimental harm to them.

If you want to save power, it is best to turn them off completely when you are not using them."