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      • #2211658 Reply
        Sparky
        AskWoody Plus

        Hello,

        What is normal wake-up time from Sleep mode (standby)?
        After lifting the lid on my Dell Precision 7510 laptop, it takes about 7 seconds for the screen to come on.  Is 7 seconds the normal amount of time for a computer to come out of sleep mode (standby) ? It seems to me that the screen came on the second I lifted the lid, before updating. I’m not sure though. I have owned the computer for about 3 months.

        Any help appreciated.

        Sparky

        Dell, W10 Professional, 64-bit, Intel Core i7 Quad, Group A

        HP, W7 Home Premium, 64-bit, AMD Phenom II, Group A

      • #2211719 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        Could be that you have inadvertently set it to Hibernate, rather than Sleep, when you close the lid.  Seven seconds could be about right for Hibernate, as it has to copy the contents of the hibernate file back into memory, before the screen comes on.  In Power Options, check what happens when you close the lid.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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        • #2211881 Reply
          Sparky
          AskWoody Plus

          Everything is set to sleep.

          Dell, W10 Professional, 64-bit, Intel Core i7 Quad, Group A

          HP, W7 Home Premium, 64-bit, AMD Phenom II, Group A

      • #2211743 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        I always use hibernate. Doesn’t use battery when off and returns where I left off in less than 10 seconds.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2211844 Reply
        anonymous
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        Seven seconds is reasonable recovery time which may not feel optimal, but it is okay if nothing has been broken. Newly installed or updated drivers, other software updates, and other changes can change system sleep patterns, unfortunately this will happen sometimes.

        • You can open Event Viewer > System looking for kernel power events.
        • You can check open a command prompt (cmd.exe) as Administrator and run powercfg /SLEEPSTUDY* to read the report which requires guidance to interpret,  /LASTWAKE* to see some information about the last event that woke your computer, or /SYSTEMSLEEPDIAGNOSTICS* to run some tests which also requires some guidance to understand the fully results.

        *The program parameters are presented this way when viewing the built in help.

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        • #2211890 Reply
          Sparky
          AskWoody Plus

          I think after I installed the Dell Command Power Manager software it started to come out of sleep slower. The reason I installed the Dell Command Power Manager software, is because the two built in fans seem to take awhile to come on. The laptop was getting to warm on my lap, before the fans would kick in.. The software has thermal fan management settings.

          Should I uninstall the software to see if the laptop will come out of sleep faster?

          Thanks,

          Dell, W10 Professional, 64-bit, Intel Core i7 Quad, Group A

          HP, W7 Home Premium, 64-bit, AMD Phenom II, Group A

      • #2212041 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        I would suggest to uninstall that software, provided you would be able to re-install it later.  Uninstall it using a thorough uninstaller such as Revo, which would remove any left over registry entries and any left over files.  Then place the laptop on a well ventilated surface (not your lap??) where air can circulate underneath, restart it,  and see what happens.  If no better, you can re-install the software if you wish.

        In the root directory of your C drive, check for the presence of a file called hiberfil.sys.  If it exists, check its date and time stamps – it MAY indicate that the laptop is going into hibernation, not sleep.

         

         

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

      • #2212042 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Yes you can try to remove the Power Manager software, but personal comfort and the computer waiting till the last moments to cool itself may be better than a faster resumption from sleep.

        (If the system resumes faster from sleep after removing Dell Command Power Manager, right clicking on the battery icon may still provide access to the Power Options settings.

        Or try opening a command prompt and type powercfg.cpl to open the older Power Options control panel. If that still control panel exists in Windows 10 1909, you can adjust whether the computer has passive or active cooling for the current power plan, and control the processor speed. Change advanced power settings -> Processor power management)

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