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Shutdown, Hiberate, or Suspend?

Old 12-21-03, 11:59 PM
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Shutdown, Hiberate, or Suspend?

So which of the three do you use to "turn off" your machine?
Old 12-22-03, 12:14 AM
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I love hibernation, but some incompatibility issue prevent me to be able to hibernate my PC, so I use suspend when I leave my computer, and shut it down at night.
Old 12-22-03, 12:30 AM
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Normally I have stuff going on in the background which requires everything to be running. I turn the monitor off though
Old 12-22-03, 01:04 AM
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yep, my computer is on 24/7 unless it needs a reboot.. it's a busy little machine!
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None of the above. I just leave it on all the time.
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I usually leave mine all all the time as well.
Old 12-22-03, 04:29 AM
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I leave mine on all the time as well. I just leave the monitor off, or let a winamp Vis play. I reset it every couple days or so. I sleep better when it's on, surprisingly. Probably because it breaks the dead silence with the million fans I've got going in it.
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DESKTOP: Mine stays on all the time too. I just turn off the monitor at night. If I'm gonna be away for more than a couple days, then I shut down the computer.

NOTEBOOK: I shut it down after every use. Unless I know that I'll be back in a couple hours, then I do a stand by.
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Desktop PC stays on 24/7 or shutdown if I don't plan to use it for an extended period of time. As for my laptop, I always use hibernation.
Old 12-22-03, 09:27 AM
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Why would one use hibernation? I remember a few years back they talked about this. Some time computers would never wake up.
Old 12-22-03, 09:33 AM
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On 24x7, except when we're on vacation/out of the house for more than a day or two, or when there's a bad lightning storm outside [or inside, I guess.] Monitor goes into standby mode after about 35 minutes; PC never does. PC does get rebooted probably daily, it's ancient and needs a reformat if I can find thesystem disks. Myold machine went into standby and never came out, but then again, it was a POS.
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I use hibernation but I don't know why...
Old 12-22-03, 12:48 PM
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Always shutdown.
Old 12-22-03, 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by TheKobra
Why would one use hibernation? I remember a few years back they talked about this. Some time computers would never wake up.
I think most newer computers don't have that problem. Still waking from hibernation takes a lot longer than waking from standby. On my Vaio notebook, it takes about 20 seconds to wake up from a hibernate versus 2 seconds from a stand by.
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My PC is never off, unless we are going away for longer than 3 days.
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On my laptop I've used hibernate for the past year. It takes my computer about 10 seconds to come out of hibernation. I like it.
Old 12-22-03, 04:44 PM
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Running those god damn folding programs by leaving your computers on 24/7 is about the most energy wasting pratice ever. I shut my systems off thank you very much.
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ahh. I ask since i just recently reinstalled my OS and forgot about the default APM settings... my damned computer hibernated. I never can get it to suspend without it crashing everything... but hibernating seems to work fine. but it also does seem to take almost as long as when i turn it on... since it goes through the bios crap and I've got about 4 ide controllers and a scsi controller...
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Originally posted by TheKobra
Why would one use hibernation? I remember a few years back they talked about this. Some time computers would never wake up.
I love using hibernation. I press the power button, my laptop resume where I left off. Either I hit the power button or close the laptop, my laptop goes into hibernation of the state I was in. It doesn't require power to maintain the state I was in like standby mode because hibernation stores the state of the OS into the hard drive whereas standby uses RAM. It takes less than 10 seconds for my laptop to resume my previous state. I don't know the meaning of shutdown for my laptop.
Old 12-24-03, 06:56 PM
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Desktop: On almost 24/7 unless I need to reboot or if I'm not going to be around for a while (days). But the monitor goes into sleep mode.

Laptop: Shutdown each night. The lifespan of a laptop is much shorter than that of a desktop.
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Shutdown, usually the PC is on 24X5, Sat and Sun I shutdown at night.

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