MBP Takes 45+ seconds to Sleep!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XTRanger, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. XTRanger macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    well, my new MBP takes over 45 seconds to go to sleep (from the time I close the lid), which seems to be pretty long, considering that it used to take about 10 seconds before.

    I did install and uninstall tons of programs on the machine, and initially, I thought that the slowness was due to fragmentation of the drive. But I was informed by the discussion board members that defragmentation has nothing to do with it.... in a pretty informative way:D

    Right now, my MBP only has those softwares installed which came with it- nothing extra.

    The hibernation mode is #3. I did try to change it to #0, but that did not make a difference. I have it switched back to #3.

    Please help me get my MBP to sleep faster! Thanks!
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
  3. iDive macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    Mine takes about 10 seconds, and that's way slower than the previous G4 powerbooks I had (2 seconds).
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    How much RAM do you have in it? I don't know if this is applicable, but when it sleeps, it copies the RAM on to the HD, just incase you lose power. If you've got a lot of RAM, I could see that as a reason. Other than that, I have no idea.
  5. XTRanger thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    How would Oynx help? Does it have some sort of diagnostic utility that can tell me whats wrong with the system?

    I have 2GB of RAM... I seriously need to get this thing fixed- i hate waiting for a minute of two, just staring at the LED to go to sleep!
  6. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
  7. XTRanger thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    ya, i originally had mode 3, i switched to mode 0. did not help. therefore, switched back to mode 3.
  8. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Oops - know you said that, just didn't know it was to do with safe sleep.

    Onyx is a nifty utilty that (amongst other things) optimises your system - it's excellent and well worth downloading (for free!). When my machine is playing up a bit, Onyx often does the trick. To be honest, I don't know if it would help your situation, but it can't hurt and it's a good excuse to install an excellent tool.

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