Standby or Shut Down?

To conserve PC power, you don't have to turn off your computer. Try letting the system hibernate or simply stand by

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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