I know this sounds kind of nooby, but I got my computer a day ago and tried installing CS:GO from Steam, but my internet speed is very slow. I just wanted to know if I could install it while my computer is off, as I don't really want to be sitting here staring at a bar all day.

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    I don't think that you can play csgo with "very slow internet". While internet speed doesn't make a big difference on ping, if it is low enough (lower than csgo packet size), you are guaranteed to not be able to play csgo with an acceptable ping. – Ave Jan 9 '16 at 9:25
  • Turn rhe computer to sleeping mode – spund3 Jan 9 '16 at 10:04
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    While your computer is off, it can not download game files from the internet and write them to disk. It is the same as asking the radio to play while it is off. And @spund3 is wrong too - "sleeping mode" means the computer does not work, but is powered and ready to start working on a short notice. – Orc JMR Jan 9 '16 at 10:49
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    dafuq? why not leave it on and not sit staring at it all day, such as when you're off, (ie sleeping) or when you're doing something else. – Aequitas Jan 18 '16 at 4:54

You can't. If you want to save energy, just turn off your LCD.

Don't wait until the download is complete, just do your daily life as usual and let your PC do it`s job.

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You can't install it if your computer is off, but you can download them in the background while you play other games on Steam.

Go to Steam>Settings>Downloads and check Allow downloads during gameplay.

Here are some pictures to guide you.

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I hope this helps you.

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'Fraid not. My net isnt fast either but i put my pc in low power mode, set downloads off and turn off my monitor.

I leave it to run for x hours, or overnight, and check up on it later.

To improve power consumption further, ensure no unneeded programs are running as they can cause the system to use more power (you know, cpu usage goes up, which requires more electricity and so on.)

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