How Does Hibernation Impact PC Performance
What really happens when you choose ‘Hibernate’ mode for your PC and how does that impact computer performance?–PC Pitstop.
Back in the days when computers were still running on 2 GB hard disks, the general way you would turn off a computer and save its current state without shutting it down completely was called “standby.” Now, computers have newer, more creative little nicknames for this mode, each with their own functions that differ from the original “standby” mode (and sometimes don’t). Among these is hibernation. What does it do? How does it help you? And, most importantly, how does it affect your computer’s performance? Hibernation is a concept understood poorly understood by most day-to-day computer users, and when presented with more options, they do not know what exactly to choose.
What Exactly Does Hibernation Do?
When you shut down the computer (in other words, you click “Shut down,” not “Sleep” or “Hibernate”), it closes all your programs, stops system services, stops the operating system, and then cuts off power to the computer. When you boot up again, your computer starts up a clean slate and only runs programs that were supposed to run on startup. Hibernate, an option that exists on battery-reliant Windows systems, is an alternative to “sleep.” So, we must first find out what “sleep” is.
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