Power consumption in S3 standby mode?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Cat, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Cat

    Cat Guest

    How much power is consumed approximately when I put my PC into standby
    mode by clicking on the "Keeps your session in memory puts the
    computer in a lower-power state..." (sorry I don't know the name of
    this button)? Of course, not including external devices such as the
    printer, the cable modem and the monitor. I have enabled S3 mode at
    the bios menu, and I've got 2GBs of DDR2 memory.

    This "Keeps your session in memory..." works fine and it really starts
    faster but I wonder if it is still a good idea to put the PC into that
    state over night. If the power consumption is small, then I would do
    so, if not, I'd rather turn the PC completely off during the night.
     
    Cat, Feb 11, 2007
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  2. It uses about 3-6 watts.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. Hello,
    You may want to check out this paper:

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/pnppwr/powermgmt/VistaEnergyConserv.msp
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    Windows Vista Energy Conservation

    The Windows Vista operating system features significant changes to power
    management infrastructure, functionality, and default settings. These
    changes impact how PCs running Microsoft Windows consume energy. This paper
    outlines the potential energy savings available when deploying Windows
    Vista and the significant changes from Windows XP. These savings are
    presented in terms of both financial and environmental impact.

    Included in this white paper:

    • PC Power Consumption

    • Calculating Energy Savings

    • Financial Impact

    • Environmental Impact



    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>It uses about 3-6 watts.
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    |>Regards,
    |>
    |>Richard Urban
    |>Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>(For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>
    |>Quote from George Ankner:
    |>If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>
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    |>|>> How much power is consumed approximately when I put my PC into standby
    |>> mode by clicking on the "Keeps your session in memory puts the
    |>> computer in a lower-power state..." (sorry I don't know the name of
    |>> this button)? Of course, not including external devices such as the
    |>> printer, the cable modem and the monitor. I have enabled S3 mode at
    |>> the bios menu, and I've got 2GBs of DDR2 memory.
    |>>
    |>> This "Keeps your session in memory..." works fine and it really starts
    |>> faster but I wonder if it is still a good idea to put the PC into that
    |>> state over night. If the power consumption is small, then I would do
    |>> so, if not, I'd rather turn the PC completely off during the night.
    |>>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Feb 12, 2007
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  4. Hi Darrel,

    Bad link. Page can not be found!

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!



     
    Richard Urban, Feb 12, 2007
    #4
  5. Cat

    MICHAEL Guest

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/pnppwr/powermgmt/VistaEnergyConserv.mspx

    The "x" fell off.

    -Michael

     
    MICHAEL, Feb 12, 2007
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