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Windows 7: Can't achieve S3 Power State

14 Jul 2011   #1

XP MCE Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium
Can't achieve S3 Power State

I'm trying to achieve the S3 power state for a media PC made of old parts

350W PSU
3Ghz P4
2GB Ram
ASRock P4I65G i865G Motherboard
250GB HDD and DVD Drive IDE
and FX5200 PCI Graphics card

Now In the BIOS the only setting i can find related to S3 is Suspend to RAM which is set to Auto

Running powercfg a/ shows S1 S3 was available however S2 was not

Running something called dumppo.exe from here

Which showed Min State as S1 changed to S3 but wouldn't "keep" that change at reboots

Disabled and Enabled Hybrid sleep and no difference.

Anything ive missed out folks ???

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