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[beige g3] Can it DEEP sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/07/30 - Bill Mazlar

I installed Jaguar on my old world beige g3---when I set the computer to sleep, I still hear fans blowing (which doesn't happen with any of the newer macs). Is there anyway I can get DEEP sleep (~zero power consumption)?

Thanks,
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-Bill

Message #2 - Posted 2004/07/29 - Bob Blaylock

Previously, Bill Mazlar wrote:

I installed Jaguar on my old world beige g3---when I set the computer to sleep, I still hear fans blowing (which doesn't happen with any of the newer macs). Is there anyway I can get DEEP sleep (~zero power consumption)?

Nope.

Even shut down completely, it consumes a little bit of power to keep the clock running. The only way to get zero power consumption would be to shut it down, unplug it, and remove the motherboard battery.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/07/30 - l

Previously, Bill Mazlar wrote:

I installed Jaguar on my old world beige g3---when I set the computer to sleep, I still hear fans blowing (which doesn't happen with any of the newer macs). Is there anyway I can get DEEP sleep (~zero power consumption)?

AFAIK those machines did not sleep any better with older OS:es, so Jaguar is really not a change except that its energy saver lacks the power on/off scheduling.

.lauri

Message #4 - Posted 2004/07/30 - Isbiten

The hardware needs to support it. I think I remeber seeing a news item that Intel introduced it in late 1998.

Message #5 - Posted 2004/07/31 - Clark Martin

Previously, Bill Mazlar wrote:

I installed Jaguar on my old world beige g3---when I set the computer to sleep, I still hear fans blowing (which doesn't happen with any of the newer macs). Is there anyway I can get DEEP sleep (~zero power consumption)?

No, it simply doesn't have the hardware to do a power down sleep.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

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