Sleep mode could sometimes cause your computer to crash. But this could be fixed by changing a power mode of your computer. Luckily, there are plenty of power modes, so we can choose the one that suits us the best.
First, let’s talk about power modes of your computer, while sleeping. Windows features six different “power states,” such as: S0 (running normally), S1 (CPU stopped, RAM refreshed, running in low power mode), S2 (CPU off, RAM refreshed, running in a low power mode), S3 (traditional Standby, with the CPU off and RAM in slow refresh), S4 (Hibernate, with the hardware off and system memory saved as a temporary file), and S5 (Shut down).
S3 is the default power mode of your computer. This mode can cause problems with crashing sometimes, and to fix that, we need to change the power mode in BIOS. But before we show you how to do that, we have to warn you that playing with BIOS could be dangerous for your computer if you make any errors, so only perform these steps if you know what you’re doing. To change your power mode in BIOS, do the following:
- Restart your computer
- While your system is booting, press an appropriate key (usually it’s Del)
- In BIOS, go to Power Management, and then to Suspend Mode
- There you’ll see an option of changing your power plan from S3
- Change it to S1 and press Esc to exit BIOS and save changes
You don’t have to choose S1 as your power mode, but we think it’s the most suitable one, because it will save more power than any other power mode does, therefore the chances for crashing would be minimal.
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