Apple :: Aluminum Macbook - Taking A Long Time To Go To Sleep
Mar 18, 2009
I got the new aluminum macbook 2.4ghz and it is taking a long time to go to sleep. I cant figure out what it is. I close my lid and the apple logo takes about 4 seconds until is shuts off and another 30 seconds until the light starts to fade in and out. I've shut the lid of another macbook at an apple shop and they go to sleep instantly.
I'm trying to understand why my new Inspiron 15 7000 series takes so long to start after being put to sleep as I don't believe it should take this long.
The power settings are configured to go into sleep mode whenever the lid is closed or the power button is pressed. If, after closing the lid, I re-open the lid within a short space of time, the laptop bursts into life almost immediately. However, if it is left longer, then when opening the lid, nothing happens and I have to (briefly) press the power button. It then takes about 30 seconds for the windows desktop to appear. This is simply too long!
I've also noticed that if the laptop is left idle and it "powers off", which is set to sleep mode then it again takes about 30 seconds to resume when pressing the power button.
The laptop is running Windows 8.1 64 bit and has 8gb of RAM and an i7-4510U CPU.
I have a 5 year old Acer laptop running windows 7, which is faster at starting from hibernate mode than this Dell Inspiron, which suggests that the Dell is actually hibernating, however none of the power settings are set for it to do this.
How to get this Dell Inspiron to start in a reasonable time from sleep mode as 30 seconds is not acceptable.
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My question is:
1) Does upgrading from 2 to 4 make any significant difference in terms of photoshop and basic gaming? Would these differences also apply to regular use?
2) The memory speed is DDR3 1066 MHz. Does upgrading to a faster memory, for example, DDR3 1333 MHz make any difference? Or is the speed limited to 1066MHz, no matter how much faster the upgraded memory is?
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I'm experiencing an odd restart issue with my Aluminum Macbook (see sig for specs). It is an occasional issue, happening maybe once every week or two.
Basically, it goes like this. I restart my machine for whatever reason, and as it reboots I get the apple (indicating a boot-up). Instead of booting up in 30 seconds as usual, the apple just sits on the screen for a while and then finally turns to an X. This continues each time I reboot. The only fix, I have found is to disconnect the power and remove the battery for thirty seconds. Then everything reboots as normal.
This has happened to me several times, the same scenario.
Does anyone have a hint for me on what might be happening?
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At the end of January I studied abroad till the end of April. During this time I rarely had time to do a lot with my laptop as I was quite occupied with school and social life around it. The few times I did use it for things like watching a movie or play a small game were fine. Anyway, when I came back home in the Netherlands, I noticed that it had slowed down considerably. It tends to take long with simple tasks and unfortunately gaming has become something I can't do anymore, hell, in online games I get called 'wooden pc guy'. Obviously I'm not very happy with my laptop feeling like a machine from '98.
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I HEAR alot of people say Aluminum is more sturdy...
I HEAR alot of people say Aluminum Warps easier and Polycarbonate is better..
Iv'e read Articles such as [url]
And Yet alot of forums iv'e read Say just the opposite...
Iv'e read a bit about Aluminum macbooks having warping issues?
Iv'e read just as much about the plastic ones having cracking (Polycarbonate is supposed to be near unbreakable?)
One of the biggest reasons I am looking at a macbook is the build quality rumored around it. Which Factually is a better build? The White Polycarbonate Macbook or the Aluminum Macbook? I don't mind paying the extra $$ if the Aluminum is Factually a better build.
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