I am thinking powerwise since I am living in an appartment and am paying the power bills on my own and I normally keep my computer on basically 24/7 (except for the occasional restart ) and was now thinking about using Standby Mode to keep my powerusage down while I sleep for example ....
The only thing is that I always enjoy having programs such as messengers (AIM and MSN in particular) open all night so that anyone can just leave me a message whenever it is convenient for them, or to even just download some things overnight... torrents for example.
After taking these two things into consideration and asking a few friends about standby mode, one has said that these cannot work together since StandbyMode terminates Network Connections until it is back from hibernation and then all it does is reconnect them.... that does no good for my situation
With that being said, I was wondering if there was any sort of "Standby/Hibernation" mode that would grant me low power usage during my computer's low usage times such as when I am sleeping, and also maintain those network connections for various uses I mentioned which require constant internet connectivity. I know it is trying to get the perfect sort of thing, but that is essentially what I need, and hopefully with your guy's help, I can achieve this
Thanks for your time, and I hope to get some feedback ASAP .... since I have been keeping it off at nights which for me (a Social worker/Socializing freak ) is a complete dissaster