energy saver

redgaz26

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Mar 6, 2007
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Glasgow
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
 

FJ218700

macrumors 68000
Mar 8, 2007
1,740
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Blue Dot, Red State
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.
 

pprior

macrumors 65816
Aug 1, 2007
1,440
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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.