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Sleep and Instant Messaging

Message #1 - Posted 2005/03/26 - Buzz

Just got a new emac to replace an iMac 400. The kids are having trouble with AIM instant messaging. When the eMac goes to sleep it knock AIM off the internet. When Aim awakens it signs back on but has missed any messages her friends have sent her. Is there anyway short of not putting the machine sleep to keep her signed on?

Another question, how much more power will the eMac use with just the display and HD sleeping with out putting the eMac to sleep?

Thanks for any information.

Buzz

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/03/26 - ZnU

Previously, Buzz wrote:

Just got a new emac to replace an iMac 400. The kids are having trouble with AIM instant messaging. When the eMac goes to sleep it knock AIM off the internet. When Aim awakens it signs back on but has missed any messages her friends have sent her. Is there anyway short of not putting the machine sleep to keep her signed on?

No. Sleeping basically shuts down the entire computer, except that it maintains the contents of RAM. There's no way the computer can receive messages in that state.

(Older desktop Macs didn't have 'real' sleep; just just slept their displays and hard drives.)

Another question, how much more power will the eMac use with just the display and HD sleeping with out putting the eMac to sleep?

Full sleep uses next to no power, so it'll use lots more.

Thanks for any information.

"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table." -- George W. Bush in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2005

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