preparing to hibernate!!!!!!!!!!!whats that

India
February 18, 2007 6:49am CST
do you turn off your computer or let it go in hibernation.. i didnt know about this feature.....would you pls tell me what does that mean and what are its benefits over turning off the computer.
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@plocky (40)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
when your system goes into hibernation, that means it's on power-saving mode. all data is written into memory so the processor can throttle to a much slower speed, therefore cosnuming less power. the hard drive is turned of, meaning the disks inside it stop spinning. other parts of the computer are also turned off, like the video card and sound card. when the computer goes out of hibernation, everything is turned back on and the memory is relieved of data and restored back to the different devices and software that need it. hibernation is virtually turning off your computer, but it takes a lot quicker to come back on than shutting down, plus you can continue working on where you left off. note that the computer takes a huge amount of power ust booting up into the desktop because everything is initialized from the start.
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
nver encountered that word what's that all about
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
hibernation, if your system supports it, copies your present working condition to harddisk before going into the deepest of power saving sleeps, ie no power consumption because everything is switched off under software control. that is, of necessity, slower to restart than sleep as you wait for the relatively slow disk drive to restore everything. restoration from RAM is much faster and is often the choice on a desktop computer, but hibernate is particularly useful on a notebook because it gives maximum power saving to prolong the use of your precious battery. however hibernation can have it's problem, failing to wake up properly, if at all, after sleep is induced
@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Hibernating is just as it sounds, it's going into a sleep. It is still on; therefore, the cpu is still working. I do not feel there are any benefits as opposed to shutting down. I do know from just working on computers and my customers problems that I have had several (about 5 or 6) people turn their systems on and off several times a day and ended up having to replace the power switch. No costly, but it can sometimes be difficult to locate one that will fit where the original was. We turn the computer on when we first go to use it in the morning, it stays on until we go to bed in the evening, it is usually on from 6:30 am to about 12:00 midnight. It’s nice to give the CPU a chance to cool down. Air and dust are constantly being sucked in also, so if the fans are on the dust is being drawn in. It’s good to blow it out every 2 weeks with a can of compressed air too to help it stay cool and perform better.
@cultoffury (1283)
• India
18 Feb 07
When you hibernate your PC, the entire state of your system (or the RAM) is saved onto your disk. So you can start from where you let off at the cost of disk space. Now this could be very useful if you want to see your system boot quickly. I can't find a reason why this should not be used other than wasting disk space.