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Hibernation question

By Erlehacker
Oct 6, 2006
  1. Does the hibernation operation erase the RAM after it writes it to the hard disk as it shuts down?
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Yes.

    Hibernation turns off the power after writing the memory to disk.

    RAM needs power to remember things.
     
  3. Erlehacker

    Erlehacker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks much. I feel kind of silly for not having realized that earlier.
     
  4. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Posts: 77

    Well, the XP version does that. The Vista one, it keeps a small flow of power going to the ram, just to keep the memory. But, it also backs it up on disk, so in the event that you unplug your computer, it doesn't lose anything.
     
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