Windows Hibernate...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by PkennethV, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Macs use power during sleep because it has to power the RAM, but why does a Windows computer still use (more) power when it hibernates?:confused: How does it work under boot camp?
     
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  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    It shouldn't use power during hibernation. Hibernation writes the RAM to the disk, and then turns off power completely AFAIK. When the session is resumed, the data is copied back into RAM.
     
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    Ah. I cofused hibernation with Standby. I assume then, that standby works similarly to sleep?
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Standby on a windows computer puts the computer into sleep mode, except it does not write the contents of the RAM to the disk. A small amount of electricity is used to power the RAM. This is how things worked in Windows XP at least.
     

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