View Poll Results: Do you leave the psu switch ON or OFF when PC is powered down?

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Thread: PSU switch

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    PSU switch

    Just wanted to find out whether you guys leave the switch on at the back on the PSU once your rig is powered down or if you also switch it off by the switch?
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    Re: PSU switch

    on, cant be arsed to go hunting the switch

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    Re: PSU switch

    I keep mine on. With it off, all power is lost to the PC. this places more strain on the BIOS battery, probably unnecessarily, but then again it's easily replaceable so I'd not feel too guilty for doing it to save the few (if that) watts it consumes in "off" mode. More to the point when the system is entirely powered down, it takes a little longer to start up - it POSTS twice to check the OC settings etc.
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    Re: PSU switch

    On. Can't really see the point it finding it.
    The only reson it goes off is if i'm working inside the pc.

    On a side note to Mithrandir you might want to set up a poll for this
    Last edited by handscombmp; 15-02-2009 at 12:54 PM.

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    Re: PSU switch

    Thanks guys.

    I've added a poll handscombmp.
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    Palit 8800gt ¦ X-fi Fatal1ty Gamer ¦ Coolermaster Cavalier 3 (Silver/Windowed) ¦

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    Re: PSU switch

    On, but I wish the little LED on the mobo would go off, cos it keeps me up a night

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    Re: PSU switch

    I keep mine on, no need to turn it off

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    Re: PSU switch

    On, Too much grief hunting around for the switch. I do my bit for global warming in other ways.

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    Re: PSU switch

    I just leave mine on and get the mains switch on the way out of the room, unless im working on the thing or pulling the plug directly, then i switch it off.

    Hawker

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    Re: PSU switch

    On, however I have planted a tree in my back garden to offset any carbon produced due to my laziness

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    Re: PSU switch

    I turn all my computer equipment off at the wall socket when it's not on. Altogether it uses ~25 Watts when it's all "off", which is unacceptable as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: PSU switch

    I was the only one who voted off, but i see others just switch it off at the wall socket so I'm not really alone. Been doing it for about a year now.

    I only use the pc in the evenings so no point leaving it on, and the HTPC is used mainly only at the weekends.

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    Re: PSU switch

    I couldn't because my PC is always on.

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    Re: PSU switch

    I always leave my PC in standby mode, the only time I switch off is when I'm going in for an upgrade or tweak... Then I switch off the PSU and give the system a few mins to discharge.

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    Re: PSU switch

    On.. Standby power consumption is negligable.
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    Re: PSU switch

    On at the PSU, off at the wall.

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