energy saver

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redgaz26, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

    redgaz26

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    Hi all, question regarding how much electricity the mac uses. got my bill in and it's way to high. I leave my mac on 24/7 in sleep mode when i'm not using it. does this still use a high level of electricity?
    intel core duo
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    I forget the specific wattage, but no, relative to an A/C unit, refridgerator, fish tank, or whatever, sleep mode is not going to be the culprit for your high electric bill.
     
  3. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Leaving a TV on standby (just pressing power on the remote) uses a lot more power than a mac in sleep.
     
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

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    Tube TV yes, newer LCD not likely.

    Mac at sleep probably uses around 10 watts electricity - minimal.

    Does it sleep however? My Mac Pro won't ever go to sleep even though I have set it up to do so. I have to do it manually every night.
     

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