Big turn off
You don’t have to be a tree-hugging Earth mother to realize that turning off your PC, when it’s not being used, is a fine idea. If you must leave your computer on overnight - to download from the Internet or back-up data – then at least turn off your monitor.
Death to screensavers
Fish in a tank? 3D pipes? Waste of time and money, dude. In the UK, up to 8% of domestic electricity is consumed by devices left in standby mode. Screensavers are big energy hogs - and they’re useless,” confirms IT expert Nicholas Carr.
Local Cooling, a free application for Windows XP, sticks a middle finger up to global warming by providing a greater degree of control over XP’s power modes and various system components. Saves on your electric bills, as well as the planet.