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Those with laptops.

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Harms Way, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Harms Way

    Harms Way Senior Member

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    I was just wondering what those of you with laptops do when you want to go away from your computer for a while. For instance, when I go to bed I usually shut my laptop off, wake up and go to classes, and return to turn it back on. Is this necessary? Can I just leave it sit looged off of windows with the sceen-saver running? I am on a LAN ethernet connection at a university if it makes a difference.
    Also, my computer wont let me put it into "stand by" mode.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    close close the top. it should put it in a semi-hibernation mode.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    You assume that I am away from my laptop for any period of time longer than an hour :) If I have to leave it for any reason, large compiles or a date with the g/f, I just close the lid and turn it upside down. Other than that, my laptop goes where I go at all times.

    My desktop never gets turned off unless I am swapping hardware.
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    i leave mine on 24-7. and i set it up so that when i close the lid it doesnt go into standby cause it cuts my internet connection when it does. of course its always plugged in too.
     
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    That's the big thing right there is keeping it cool while it sits there.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    That's why I turn it upside down. Gives the cooling fans all the room they need. Or I'll throttle the CPU back if it's not doing anything.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Why not justpower it off ?
     
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    because then you have to go through the hassle of powering it back on again.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Because unless I am taking it somewhere in its bag, I'm using it.
     
  10. Harms Way

    Harms Way Senior Member

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    I am getting pretty frustrated. I cant put my computer in stand by mode. I tried going to start, control panel, and power options and did pretty much every option from there. I tried everything I can think of. I even searched on dell's site for an answer. I dont want to shut down my computer and turn it back on everytime i want to stop using/use it, but i cant put it into stand by mode. My computer is a dell 5150 laptop with windows XP pro for reference. If someone has an idea, i will try it.
    Thanks.
    *EDIT* I fixed the problem by downloading the newest version of audio and video drivers from dell's site.
     
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    go to power options, and set up the labtop as never turning off the harddisk. Then for the monitor, just set it up to where it will turn off in a minute if noone touches it. i have my labtop right next to my bed with active cable internet, so im always downloading things. just set it up like thatand let it idle while you sleep. i havent turned off my labtop like in 1 month. i do it occasionally just to shut it down. but other than that im always doin stuff on it.
     
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