I read the following in The Philadelphia Inquirer on conserving computer resources:
"Get rid of the spiffy wallpaper.
Go to Control Panel, click on Display, then the Background tab. Under Wallpaper, choose none.
As long as you are in Display, go to the Screen Saver tab. Check the box next to Shut off Monitor and set the amount of time the computer should be idle before the shut-off kicks in."
When I tried to follow this advice, there was no "shut-off monitor" option. Is there any other way I can get my monitor to turn off automatically after a certain period of inactivity?