Below are ten tips that you can use to save energy on the PC and laptop.
1. Set and Lighting Contrast Monitor
Perhaps for the beginner or newbie in using the computer, they rarely consider their monitor settings. That in this case is the level of lighting and contrast is set too high will be able to spend a lot of energy. But for that you should set the lighting and contrast, for set and lighting contrast monitor the use of key panel on monitor.
2. Turn off Monitor
3. Turn off hard drive
Although we are not doing anything on the computer, but your data will always be read from hard drive (by the operating system and some applications). For this reason, hard drive will be never stop to working and of course this will be spent the energy. If you want to leave your PC in a long time, it should be to turn off your PC’s hard drive. In the “Power Options Properties” and click the tab “Power Schmes.” Click on the arrow and select “Home / Off desk.” Then click “Turn off hard drive” and choose the time when to turn off hard drive. Then click the “Apply” and “OK”.
4. Turn off equipment Other
Turn off other equipment, such as, speakers, external modem, scanners, Zip drives and printers. Because the equipment is spend a lot of energy. Many people often to leave equipment These are active, even when we are out in the a long time.
5. Hibernate mode
Hibernate mode is the facility to shut down, but not yet close or turn off applications that are open before. This is can be done by selecting Mode to “Hibernating.” With this mode, the content of main memory (RAM) will be stored in the hard drive. To activate this mode follow this step, in “Power Options” Click the tab “Hibernating.” Then check box “Enable Hibernation”. Then click on the “Advanced” tab find the “When I Press the power button,” and click on the arrow and then click “Hibernating.” Click “Apply” and “OK”. Then press the “Power” on your computer. And now hibernate mode is working, press the “Power” once again, your computer will up and will automatically open the application you have to open before.
6. Standby mode
In order to save energy, should be to set monitors and hard drive in the most low on standby mode. If you want to briefly leave the PC, you should be to enable standby mode. However, you have to know is, when the standby mode activated the data that you fail to save will be lost if your PC in experience damage. You should better to save your data or documents before you activate the standby mode. The standby mode can be done with, click the “Start-Turn Off computer” and click on “Standby”.
7. Use the UPS
Always use UPS (Uninteruptable Power Suplay), because this device can help to rescue data or shut down the electricity when the death occurred. To set UPS equipment and configure the equipment was “Power Option Properties “and select the UPS tab. The status of the UPS tab displays the estimated number of minutes that can be supported by UPS to your PC. Actually a lot ways to configure UPS, but this depends on the model and capacity of UPS used.
8. Laptop Batteries
If you charging the laptop battery, make sure the charge is done. Because the charge by half ago resumes, it will consume even more energy. If you want to travel, you should always take the additional battery. To save the battery usage. You can take advantage of features Hibernate / Suspended or use the electric socket that is connected to the stop contact.
9. USB port
If you use removeable device while using laptop, remove it if no longer used
10. Energy Consumption scheme Laptops
Usually laptops producers also includes features and power management software. This software is very useful for the consumer laptop, because the software is able to manage the use of and battery power are used. In this software there several options that can be used to know the burden of the hard drive and other energy that is used by the laptop. Among them know the processor speed or monitor the appropriate lighting to be able to save the battery. This software also can be supervisors for us when using laptops.