sleep mode question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Malus, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

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    I know this sounds really dumb, but...if I would put my computer into sleep mode every night, and never turn it off til the weekend, would that damage it in anyway? Or make its lifespan shorter?

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  2. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    No

    The last time I shut down a computer was months ago :D
     
  3. Malus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess that answers my question, hehehe.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    From memory, sleeping only provides power to the RAM (excuse the pun if you want to :p ) so it's like shutting it down anyway, because from everything else's perspective, it's already been turned off. :)
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Apple support more or less confirms mad jew's memory:

     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    There's a first for everything. I think I actually learnt that little fact from you anyway. Thanks for the link. :)
     
  7. ajampam macrumors regular

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    But could keeping the RAm always powered on cause any heating/frying issues? Coz, I hear so much about peoples rams getting fried, etc....
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. The RAM isn't doing anything other than just being on. From my little knowledge of such things, fried RAM is usually the result of heat from another component such as CPU or hard drive but even then, it's not a very common problem AFAIK. :)
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I leave my Mac on 24/7. Just have the monitor sleep. It allows Mac OS X to run routine maintenance programs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. My Mac is almost five years old. Have being doing this for about a year and a half.
     
  10. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    I got my mac more than 1 year ago, may to be precise, and in my hands it only knows sleep mode since I got it out of the box ;)
     
  11. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. I didn't know that, I guess I'll start sleeping my Mac more often.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If you have a Powerbook and you put it in sleep mode unplugged the battery life will ware down after a while.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it's still powering the RAM so yeah. :)
     

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