If I'm downloading a torrent, and my display in in sleep...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tragedies, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Tragedies macrumors 6502

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    If I'm downloading a torrent and my settings are that my computer never goes to sleep but my display does, will the torrent continue downloading? I know if my computer is asleep, it won't download, but what If I'm downloading a torrent and but ONLY the display to sleep? Will it affect the download?
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I don't think it shouldn't affect the download, but I have been wrong before .. :eek:
    Best way to find out for sure is to try.
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You can also ask yourself this question: What in your computer actually downloads the torrent? The display or the rest of the actual hardware + software? ;)

    The answer is the latter and sleeping the display only sleeps the display.
     
  4. Tragedies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol yeah does sound like a stupid question now that I think of it.

    Anyway can a Mac stay on that long? (old Windows user here).
     
  5. andrewag macrumors 6502

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    Hi there.

    Putting the display to sleep is like turning the display off while leaving the rest of the computer running. Yes, your torrent will continue to download as well as everything else on your computer if you set the display to sleep.

    No problems keeping the computer on for extended periods either (my Power Mac has been on probably 98% of the two and a half years I have had it).
     
  6. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Same, my Mac mini has been running for 2 years solid.
     
  7. joeybuckets macrumors regular

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    what program do u recommend for torrents with the mac?
     
  8. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

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    Transmission.
     
  9. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    Over uTorrent?
     

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