Standby or Shut Down?
Reader Abasse Asgaraly wants to know when it's O.K. to leave a computer on standby instead of shutting it down. He asks: After recent problems with my Dell Dimension CPU fan, which needed to be replaced, the tech guy told me to shut down my computer when I am not using it. I am putting it on standby mode instead because that makes it easier and quicker to start it again. Do you think the standby function saves as much power as a full shut-down? What would you recommend?
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