Outrageously Looong sleep time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XTRanger, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. XTRanger macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    I have a mbp that takes over 50 seconds to go to sleep. I have a friend whose g4 ibook takes about 3 seconds.

    i looked into the issue, and saw that my mbp is configured for safe sleep mode.

    i found this set of command to disable the safe sleep feature, and enable quick sleep:

    $ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
    $ sudo nvram "use-nvramrc?"=false

    unfortunately, this does not help at all. i did restart the computer, but it still takes over 50 seconds to go to sleep, and about 10 seconds to wake up.

    Can anyone please tell me how I can configure my computer to go to quick sleep- within 5 seconds? thanks.
  2. slm macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007

    take out the memory :) Macbook needs to save 2/4GB of your memory to harddrive when going to sleep, that's why it takes so long. the less memory - the shorter goingtosleep time.
  3. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Try this widget-


    There are 3 types of sleep-

    1. Deep- Write RAM to HD, turn off computer
    2. Safe- Write RAM to HD, then sleep
    3. Quick- Just go to sleep

    The widget allows you to choose what you want. I prefer quick sleep (which used to be the default on older Macs), because I always save my files before sleeping anyway. Plus I'd rather free up that 1.5 GB of HD space.
  4. XTRanger thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    i tried the deep sleep, (in quick sleep mode- both the default and widget settings), but it didnt make a big difference (if any at all).

    maybe I am missing something else?

    thanks guys.

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