WinSleep is a handy little app that keeps your computer asleep as much as possible during periods, which you can specify. It provides you with a detailed time-line graph that shows when your computer was awake, asleep, or hibernating.
A typical desktop uses 250 watts of electricity when awake, but only a few watts while asleep. Power companies (in the US) may bill at (approx) 10 cents per kWH. This is .25 kWH @ 10 cents = 2.5 cents/hr you are saving while asleep. If WinSleep sleeps your computer for half the day; this is $.30 per day or $109.50 per year; ergo the more your computer sleeps, the more money you save.
Key features include:
- Keeps your computer asleep when not in use.
- Provides a detailed time-line graph showing when your computer was awake, asleep, or hibernating*
- Provides convenient Sleep and Hibernate buttons for manual use when desired.
- Shows the current CPU/Disk/Network usage percentages for your computer.
- Define multiple sleep schedules (daily, weekly, or monthly time slot), each with a designated sleep policy with its own cpu/disk/network usage limits.
- Helps prolong the life of your desktop computer.
Not only does this save money, but it also helps to prolong the life of your desktop computer. Your disk drive is not spinning, motherboard is not powered, fan is not running (and accumulating dust inside the computer casing), and your monitors are in standby mode.
Provides convenient Sleep and Hibernate buttons for manual use when desired. Shows the current CPU/Disk/Network usage percentages for your computer.
*WinSleep is the only Windows sleep program with this feature.
Requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
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