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Thread: Standby or Hibernate

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    Standby or Hibernate

    Just wanted to know which one was better. Standby shutdowns fast and loads fast, but, does it will it eat the battery?

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    In short, standby does draw some power to keep the system running.

    Hibernate writes all data in ram to disk and than restores back to that state on power up.

    From what I've heard people say on this forum, if you have a good battery in your car, you can expect it to kill your battery in a few days. Probably even faster during harsh winter months and weak charging systems.

    Just my thoughts...

    -Mario

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    you're essentially powering your RAM during standby, so it depends on how much and what type of memory you have.

    My Epia M9000 with 512MB of PC2700 draws about 125mA in standby.

    Hibernate uses no power since the machine is powered completely off.

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    So my battery is safe as long as I use my car daily?

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    yes, as long as it is not an old battery, or your car doesnt have any other electrical problems.
    Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
    Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
    '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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    I've had a problem with the longer the computer has been in hibernate the longer it takes for the computer to recover. IE if I don't drive the car for a week it can take several minutes before the thing wakes up out of hibernation. But if the hibernation is only for a few minutes the computer wakes right up. Do any of you guys have similiar problems? I'm currently running an old K6 550 system either a sis or via chipset (I can't remember) but I plan on replacing it shortly with the epia board.

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