Articles tagged: power
Can I Use a Higher Wattage Power Supply With My Laptop?
The voltage and polarity of the power supply must match. Amps and watts have some flexibility.
Tip of the Day: Leave Your Laptop Running When Plugged In
Sleep, while more reliable than in the past, can still be a problem if you expect your machine to stay on when plugged in.
Should I Turn My Computer Off at Night?
Depending on your usage, turning your computer off at night might be appropriate. But is it actually saving energy? In the long run, it’s hard to say.
If Shutting Down Windows Cleanly Is So Important, What Happens When the Power Just Goes Out?
We’re all told to shut down Windows before turning power off, but what if the power just goes out? If you’re not protected, bad things can happen.
Why Does My Phone Charge More Quickly on Some Chargers?
Why do some chargers work faster or slower than others? We’ll take a look at some basic electrical concepts to understand what to look for in a charger.
How Do I Shut Down Windows 8?
It’s not at all obvious to new users how to shut down Windows 8. I’ll quickly walk you through the steps to locate the option to shut down or restart Windows 8.