: About Sleep

Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:33 AM
Does OS X allow any background processes running when it's sleeping?

Also, does OS X save the content of the computer's memory to the harddrive when it's sleeping?

Aug 3rd, 2005, 12:16 PM
1) nope.
2) not sure.. but I think nope :)

Aug 3rd, 2005, 12:48 PM
Thread moved to Mac Help & Troubleshooting.

Sleep is similar to Standby seen on Windows machines (but a lot more efficient and not so slow to go into or get out of). It still uses power but puts the computer into very low power mode while still being on, so the RAM contents are not saved to the hard drive like what Hibernate does with Windows.

Aug 3rd, 2005, 03:55 PM
Chealion is correct ... nothing is saved to the hard drive, power is still jsut trickled into the ram to keep retention AFAIK. And process do not run while sleeping, that I know for sure.

Aug 3rd, 2005, 05:54 PM

Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:06 PM
Umm, no. Or at least, perhaps not. I've seen downloads trickle on during sleep. Or perhaps that's just screen saver time, and not really sleep.

That would be a screensaver. ;)