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Shutdown Timer Provides Better Auto Shutdowns

For those who need to leave their computer on but don't want to live with high electric bills, Shutdown Timer is your friend. Numerous options allow for auto-shutdown based on time, CPU load, memory usage, and network traffic. Users can also choose to have the computer automatically go to sleep, lock the user account, log off, hibernate, or turn off the screen.

This amount of control allows for some interesting, energy-saving possibilities. Students working on their animation projects can tell the PC to shut itself down once the CPU usage level drops after that lengthy render queue is done. Those downloading a large document can put the computer to sleep after network traffic drops to zero once the download is done.

For computer hardware enthusiasts, Shutdown Timer also works with CoreTemp. Users can tell the PC to shut itself down or go to sleep if the CPU reaches a certain temperature level.

Shutdown Timer

  • the_krasno
    TheCapuletI come to Toms Hardware for news, Rico, not a blog of random crap you've found while searching google.
    Speak for yourself. I found this very interesting and probably will get that program.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    the_krasnoSpeak for yourself. I found this very interesting and probably will get that program.Agreed. It's better news than some of the other things I've seen on here. If ya don't like it, don't comment on it. Didn't momma tell ya "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."? :)
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  • Gin Fushicho
    I think I'll get this, it'll have use for when I'm torrenting over night, or doing a virus scan.
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  • jdog2pt0
    I've been looking for a good one of these forever. My father likes to leave his computer running all night long.
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  • JonathanDeane
    Gin FushichoI think I'll get this, it'll have use for when I'm torrenting over night, or doing a virus scan.
    A lot of the more popular torrent programs have a setting to turn off your PC when your Torrents finish downloading. At least I know uTorrent does.
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  • arael
    Ooo nice find! I'm forever having to leave my PC on overnight when encoding videos/virus scans/etc because I have no way of shutting them down after the job is done.

    Thanks :)
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  • jryan388
    It takes one command in Fedora 13.
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  • nodeffect
    the_krasnoSpeak for yourself. I found this very interesting and probably will get that program.
    agreed, better than those stupid apple articles.
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  • w1zz4
    araelOoo nice find! I'm forever having to leave my PC on overnight when encoding videos/virus scans/etc because I have no way of shutting them down after the job is done.Thanks
    Why not just using power saving tool of windows???? It turn off your computer after a predefined lapse of unused time, and can even wake up your computer, do it's stuff (scan, backup, updates) and then return to hibernation state... It's all included with windows and working correctly...
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  • rakizzta
    agreed also...better than those stupid comments by users who don't like this article...PEACE!!!!!
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