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Does Fast Startup Drain Power?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Does Fast Startup Drain Power?


    Hello,

    I wanted to know if fast startup drains power cause i know sleep drains a bit and hibernate draws even less.
    I have a desktop pc and i just want to know if for example it is better to use the CMD full shutdown or disable fast startup when i want to leave for holidays or the weekend for example so i can save some money from my bill :P

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Hello orestisssss,

    Fast startup is intended to respond after a complete power down so you are not draining any additional power when the power is off. Enjoy your vacation!

    norepli
    Last edited by norepli; 23 Mar 2013 at 18:47.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Goals of fast startup/hybrid hibernate: "Our challenge then, was to design a way to meet all of these desires on today’s PCs without requiring some special new hardware. These were our goals:

    • Effectively zero watt power draw when off
    • A fresh session after boot
    • Very fast times between pressing the power button and being able to use the PC."


    Apparently the goals were satisfied.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks.
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