4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2012 1:16 AM by Shootist007
poflynn Level 4 (1,300 points)

When I choose Apple Menu>Sleep, I can hear the computer going down, the whirring, etc. stops. This never happens with the System Preferences Computer Sleep timer.  It always keeps whirring/clucking, etc.  Is this normal behaviour? Why isn't the level of Sleep the same? I'm pretty sure it was the same way with my last OS (Tiger). 


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), iLife '08 Alesis IO|14 FW Interface
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 (37,320 points)

    Hello:

     

    When you select sleep from the menu bar, the entire system goes to sleep.  If you look at the options in system preferences>energy saver, there are options that will cause different components to sleep at different times.

     

    Barry

  • poflynn Level 4 (1,300 points)

    Yes.  The two main options are the Computer Sleep and Display Sleep.  I see no difference between the two.   The Sleep option doesn't put it to sleep.

  • poflynn Level 4 (1,300 points)

    bump

     

    Are there different levels of Sleep that aren't mentioned?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    poflynn wrote:

     

    bump

     

    Are there different levels of Sleep that aren't mentioned?

    No there is not different levels of sleep. Sleep is sleep.

     

    Make sure you are on the correct tab of the Energy Saver page. there is one for AC and one for battery. If this happens when on AC make sure it is set correctly on that tab.