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Windows 7: Will Sleep Mode end running programs?

29 Apr 2011   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Will Sleep Mode end running programs?

Often I have to render my CAD work for my clients for marketing purposes. As the rendering process can take a couple of hours I usually let it run overnight. Here's my question: if I set my PC to go to sleep after, say, 1 hour will that prevent the rendering software from completing its task or will that still run despite the PC going into Sleep Mode?

Thanks


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29 Apr 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

No,it wont run. The hdd is turned off and computer can't read/write from it.
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29 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Often I have to render my CAD work for my clients for marketing purposes. As the rendering process can take a couple of hours I usually let it run overnight. Here's my question: if I set my PC to go to sleep after, say, 1 hour will that prevent the rendering software from completing its task or will that still run despite the PC going into Sleep Mode?

Thanks
Yes it will prevent any further execution. If you set the machine to sleep, then all programs are suspended.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't think it will work.
Sleep mode and hibernation both simply save the state your desktop is in (what programs are open, what files are accessed) in a file that is saved in RAM or on the hard drive respectively. But the computer is then put into a low power state. I do not believe that anything can actually run or do work in that state.

Why not conduct an experiment? Find an old saved job and render it, and while it is working manually put the computer into sleep mode and see what happens.

EDIT: Ha! Mike beat me to it! Chicken pecking typing!
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29 Apr 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Why you just don't turn off your monitor and let computer to render the object?
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29 Apr 2011   #6
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the replies everybody!

Stalker: the idea is just to save energy.
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29 Apr 2011   #7
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Yes,I understand you. But if you stop rendering process you should start it again(with sleep mode),that means more wats.
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29 Apr 2011   #8
jarhtmd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I occasionally have a similar requirement to leave a job running overnight. My solution was the same as StalkeR suggested.

1. Change my power settings to NEVER go to sleep (display & computer).
2. Start job.
3. Physically turn off the display.

Next morning,
1. Physically turn on the display.
2. Reset my power settings.
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