Save to have display sleep, but no computer sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcfields, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. mcfields macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    I have torrents going all the time. If the computer goes to sleep, the internet disconnects, so they stop. Display sleep wouldn't disconnect though. Is it OK to have computer sleep on "never" but keep display on "15 minutes"? I don't usually even leave the computer on overnight.
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    I set all my computers, Mac and PC, to never go to sleep but to turn the display off after 5 minutes. I always thought screen savers were a waste, so I've done that forever. Never had a problem. In theory it should extend the life of the monitor. Having the computer running for extended periods of time (instead of sleeping) may shorten the life, but again I've never heard of a problem, especially if it's turned off every night.
  3. Thomas_Davie macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2005
    I bought my iMac on June 7/08. It has never been turned off. Bought my UMBP on April 13/09. It also has never been turned off.

  4. mcfields thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    k good. i have a 136gb torrent going and it needs a couple weeks @_@

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