Do you Care about Eco-friendly PCs?

If you haven’t felt the effects of the financial crunch yet, well it would be best not to wait for it to come to you. As a PC user, you also have to be aware that your finances may soon encounter some rough sailing especially now that everything (but your salary perhaps) is going up sky high.

So what is the best thing to do? Well for one, check if you have an energy saving computer. Through the years that you have been sticking to that same computer, chances are you may not even considered checking how eco-friendly and conservative it may be as far as power consumption is concerned. If before you ignored that pinch that these add to your electric bills, today you may finally realize that you may have to do the necessary adjustments.

One thing about old PCs is that they may not be as flexible. Add to the fact that you may be considering that long awaited upgrade to which you are considering perhaps this coming holiday season. As always, finding the right computer parts to go with your desired specifications will pose to be a problem. But this time around, make sure you add that eco-friendly consideration in terms of consumption and of course the materials that your new PC will be made up of.

Eco-friendly does not only mean green in terms of visualization of your PC. The energy star ratings are likewise important. If before you considered them as merely tags with no use, this time around it is a different story. Pay more attention to the energy ratings so you can avoid the financial pinch that is imminent.

Add the Green Consideration in Buying a New PC

When you are in the market for a new computer, perhaps you could include among your requirements green issues like perhaps the materials to which they are made of and energy saving features that is currently among the top points that people are being encouraged to do. We are all aware that going green has been added to the fray and while many PC manufacturers claim that they adhere to such eco-friendly policies, it would be best to decide on your own on what it really means to be green.

One thing you can be assured of is that you get the best performance as well. Power saving features has to be the leading indicator of being green which is closely followed by use of other resources from perhaps recycled materials or adhering towards policies governing proper waste and reusable resources. While these are a given, it is obvious that the main point that a PC buyer would have is simply to get a PC that can function normally and according to their needs.

The real deal on why PC buyers should place emphasis on energy consumption may not be realized immediately. For one, energy consumption can really save a lot as far as bills and finances are concerned. A computer is seen as the lesser consuming gadget anywhere. But if you could get a PC that can save you a bit, you may be surprised at the impact that it may have in the long run when finances come into play.

Save Energy by Using the Power Options

After you have successfully installed your Windows Operating System such as Windows XP, most settings are placed on default. Normally included in this would be the auto shut off options for your hard disk and your video card. Depending on your preference, they can be good power savers and can help a lot in reducing the stress of computer parts concerned when you happen to leave your desktop or laptop idle for some time.

But overall, they are meant to help safeguard you computer as far as leaving it open for quite some time. The computer parts such as your video card and your hard drive are taking heat when they are operational. Unless you are the type that needs the computer to be operational most of the time due to instances such as long hour downloading of large files like videos, it would be wise to save on the wear and tear as well as the energy you are consuming. Energy in the sense that we are all aware of the fast dilapidating of our energy sources and each small help counts a lot.

For the techie freaks these days, many would turn these options off for their own reason. One is that they don’t want to go through the trouble of having to tap a key on their keyboards which may take some time to refresh and function as well. Besides, for these people, if one of the two, the hard disk or the video card, conks out, getting a new one of higher specs can be pretty much rewarding.

Do You Ever Turn your Computer Off?

These days, we all know that computers bear the brunt of being always powered on for one reason or another. Among the reasons include:

1. Uninterrupted Downloading
2. Timid Power on and Power off by Users
3. User forget to turn them off

In this time and age, it would be best to take into consideration the fact that we need to conserve electricity and by all means, computers make use of it. While to most, the cost of leaving it on is something that they can afford, the real issue here would be the computer life and of course the energy resources which we are really eating up a lot as of late.

Awareness of the energy conservation efforts through the proper use of computers and maintaining them is something we need to attend to. People today could care less but the fact of the matter is, we can add that extra effort that will benefit us the most. Heat levels in your computer can just be imagined. Remember that one issue inside CPUs today is cooling and leaving them on with auxiliary fans to do the ventilation and cooling habits is something that you should really address as well.

If we want to make use of a PC that will last longer then perhaps it would wise to consider giving them some rest periods. This is not enforceable. All I am saying is that computers needs some respite as well even for an hour. Also, save on energy since the savings you can get from these efforts can turn out to be enough savings for future needs such as a computer upgrade once new ones hit the market.