Windows "Sleep" versus "Hibernate"?
I am currently running Vista 32 bit but considering upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit.
In the past I have always completley shut the computer off every night, but lately I have taken to putting it to "Sleep" instead.
This is way better of course because instead of doing a cold boot every morning, it is ready to go in seconds, and anything that was left open is still up and running.
My real question; is there any downside to doing this?
If I understand correctly, the whole system goes into a low power state, fans and drives stop, and everthing goes dormant, screen output shuts off.
I notice when I start up again the cpu core temps are down to 28 to 33 C, and the chassis gets quite cool to the touch.
How does "hibernate" differ from "sleep" mode?