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Hibernate or Standby - which is better? + second laptop battery questions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by OM2, Feb 7, 2009.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    For my laptop, should I hibernate or standby?

    Standby: it leaves the power light flashing
    Hibernate: seems to turn off almost

    Does one keep more power than the other?

    Stanby is more convenient as when I open the laptop it turns on from there

    If I got an extra battery, could I hibernate, and then swap batteries?
    Actually: how would I charge a second battery without it being connected to a laptop?

    Thanks!


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  2. JPLamb

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    Both have there uses.

    An explanation is HERE

    the computer uses no power when in hibernation. you could change the battery when it is hibernating but charging the battery may be your issue, you would have to charge one then charge the other

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  3. OM2

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    thanks for the reply
    the link says standby uses LESS energy?
    i would have thought standby uses less?
    since in standby - it's still on?
    thanks
     
  4. JPLamb

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    standby uses less energy than when the computer is left turned on, standby puts everything in to low power mode. With Hibernate you can turn all power off to the machine once it has finished hibernating.

    It all depends on how long you are going to be away from the computer, if it is only going to a be a few mins or so then standby is the best other wise hibernation is the best because it means you will save power.

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  5. Rich-M

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    Actually there are 2 standby possibilities. S1 set in bios under power management will leave some system components running such as hard drive and fans to provide fatser recovery to Windows whereas S3 is a total ram power down almost exactly like hibernation but with a quicker recovery time.
     
  6. aka Brett

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    hibernation is the way to go...uses no power at all,resume where you left off at just as with standby,no data loss during power interuptions as with standby.
     
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