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Windows 7: Cannot wake from S3 Sleep

16 Oct 2009   #1

Win7 ultimate
 
 
Cannot wake from S3 Sleep

1st system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel e6550 cpu, intel 965g motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more mornitors, 1.5gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using either S1 or S3 as sleep state in bios

2nd system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel i5 750 cpu, gigabyte p55-md80 motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more monitors, 4gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using S1 as sleep state in bios

- no problem going to sleep using S3, however cannot wake up from S3 sleep. Pressing the power button produces a normal reboot instead of a wake up.

System 2 can sleep and wake up normally when using just the nvidia 6200. It is only when the 4670 video card is used in system 2 that S3 sleep becomes an issue. Doesn't matter if its by itself or paired with the 6200.

I have tried every sleep tweak suggested here in terms of modifying bios settings and advanced power settings. I've tried the radeon driver 9.9, 9.5, and 9.3 for Windows 7 64. There are many reports of S3 issues with MSI motherboards in general, as well as with Windows 7 ati drivers. Open to any suggestions. Thanks

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16 Oct 2009   #2

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
1st system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel e6550 cpu, intel 965g motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more mornitors, 1.5gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using either S1 or S3 as sleep state in bios

2nd system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel i5 750 cpu, gigabyte p55-md80 motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more monitors, 4gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using S1 as sleep state in bios

- no problem going to sleep using S3, however cannot wake up from S3 sleep. Pressing the power button produces a normal reboot instead of a wake up.

System 2 can sleep and wake up normally when using just the nvidia 6200. It is only when the 4670 video card is used in system 2 that S3 sleep becomes an issue. Doesn't matter if its by itself or paired with the 6200.

I have tried every sleep tweak suggested here in terms of modifying bios settings and advanced power settings. I've tried the radeon driver 9.9, 9.5, and 9.3 for Windows 7 64. There are many reports of S3 issues with MSI motherboards in general, as well as with Windows 7 ati drivers. Open to any suggestions. Thanks
Hi,

Try Standby Tool, it solved all my S3 problems.
Here is the version for Windows 7.
In the post you'll see "mst09098.exe".

http://www.degroeneknop.nl/forum/ind....html#msg30546

Good luck
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16 Oct 2009   #3

7 Prof
 
 

Or check MSI's forums to see if that's a known problem. If so, you might need to wait for a BIOS update.
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17 Oct 2009   #4

Win7 ultimate
 
 

Got it working now. I tried sleeping from linuxOS and that did not work, nor did using an winxp64 hard drive I had. So I got to thinking how non-standard my slot usage is, and tried changing it. Now it sleeps. My MSI p55-gd80 motherboard has 3 pci-e slots, and using slots 1 and 2 works, but using slots 1 and 3 (which I had been doing) must create a conflict.
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17 Oct 2009   #5

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Got it working now. I tried sleeping from linuxOS and that did not work, nor did using an winxp64 hard drive I had. So I got to thinking how non-standard my slot usage is, and tried changing it. Now it sleeps. My MSI p55-gd80 motherboard has 3 pci-e slots, and using slots 1 and 2 works, but using slots 1 and 3 (which I had been doing) must create a conflict.
A case of shared IRQ's.
Some peripherals have no problem sharing IRQ, and others do.

A few days ago I had a system where I had to put in an USB controller card.
It crashed the system in PCI slot 1, when I plugged in a USB stick.
In device manager I saw it had same IRQ as the graphics card.

Putting the card in PCI slot 2 solved it.
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