Re: Computer taking too long to come out of sleep mode
What sleep mode do you use?
Most of my computers can boot in less than 90s, so I'm wondering if you're using hybrid sleep and actually cutting power? This would behave exactly as hibernation and explain the long boot times (as you need to copy back the 8GB of your RAM from HDD).
You need to enable S3 mode for sleep (STR or Suspend To RAM) to have a very fast sleep/resume option.
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