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what stops (indefinitally) when I put my comp to sleep?

post #1 of 8
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besides anything associated with the internet (maybe).....
If i am exporting a movie, and the computer put it to sleep, with that disrupt the exporting when i wake it up? :confused:

please answer me......NOW!
post #2 of 8
When you put your computer to sleep everything stops. It's just like shutting down except the computer's state is saved to RAM so it will return to a usable state faster than if you had shutdown and rebooted. The only thing running when a computer is shutdown/sleeping is the internal clock.
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post #3 of 8
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will the movie exporting get weirded up? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #4 of 8
It shouldn't as far as I know.
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post #5 of 8
I don't know if I'm correct, but I don't think it would interrupt the movie-exporting. I know that if I'm on AOL or AIM and I put the computer to sleep the connection is fine.
post #6 of 8
It also depends on what you mean by sleep: you can separate monitor sleep (which doesn't affect anything) from system/hard drive sleep (which shuts down everything).

I was having problems with downloads being interrupted, so now I have my system set up so the monitor is put to sleep after inactivity, but I have to explicitly choose "Sleep" to put the system to sleep. Now those overnight Carracho downloads work fine.
post #7 of 8
[quote]When you put your computer to sleep everything stops. It's just like shutting down except the computer's state is saved to RAM so it will return to a usable state faster than if you had shutdown and rebooted. The only thing running when a computer is shutdown/sleeping is the internal clock.<hr></blockquote>

Will apps resume at the same point?
post #8 of 8
Yes, they should. Basically, data stops shuffling through the cpu, and halts. The harddrive shuts off. But when you wake, the data again starts shuffling through the cpu, and as already mentioned, the contents of ram are preserved.

So you basically pick up where you left off. It will interrupt downloads (guess) and dv capture (knowledge), but outside of these, there's no harm done.
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