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Windows 7: Sleep mode changed upon altering BIOS settings

18 Sep 2011   #1
RyanMcD86

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Sleep mode changed upon altering BIOS settings

Hi, I'm not actually having a problem per say. However, my computer was getting too hot because I'm in Florida, So i went into the BIOS and changed a few things like turning off the auto-controlled fan sensors, FSB i put down to 200 and the CPU voltage I changed to 1.0Volts. I started up windows again. This time though, the option for "hibernate" had disappeared. So i looked up how to put it back on. and changed the power settings to "never" allow "hybrid sleep". So now i have the option to hibernate again. But the strange part was this. When I put my computer to sleep now. It apparently shuts down fully. (no more blinking light) then i turn it on and it re awakes from sleep. It's actually nice to have it this way. I tested it to see if i could disconnect the power fully and then still restore it back from sleep. Sure enough it lets me disconnect the power for up to 5 seconds then i plug it back in and it will still restore back from sleep. I guess my question is. Is the computer using even less power now to keep the information on the RAM. I read somewhere that on average your computer uses about 6 watts while in sleep mode. I'd say this is using more like 1 or less. Anyone know whats up with this?


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18 Sep 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanMcD86 View Post
Hi, I'm not actually having a problem per say. However, my computer was getting too hot because I'm in Florida, So i went into the BIOS and changed a few things like turning off the auto-controlled fan sensors, FSB i put down to 200 and the CPU voltage I changed to 1.0Volts. I started up windows again. This time though, the option for "hibernate" had disappeared. So i looked up how to put it back on. and changed the power settings to "never" allow "hybrid sleep". So now i have the option to hibernate again. But the strange part was this. When I put my computer to sleep now. It apparently shuts down fully. (no more blinking light) then i turn it on and it re awakes from sleep. It's actually nice to have it this way. I tested it to see if i could disconnect the power fully and then still restore it back from sleep. Sure enough it lets me disconnect the power for up to 5 seconds then i plug it back in and it will still restore back from sleep. I guess my question is. Is the computer using even less power now to keep the information on the RAM. I read somewhere that on average your computer uses about 6 watts while in sleep mode. I'd say this is using more like 1 or less. Anyone know whats up with this?
Ryan Welcome to SevenForums,

First go set all your bios settings back to the defaults.

2nd, use either Speccy or CoreTemp to keep an eye on your temps.

3rd. The greatest user of power is your display.

I live in Texas. Our temps are normally hotter than you experience in Florida. You experience more problems with lightening storms.

Let us know what Speccy or CoreTemp says your temps are.
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18 Sep 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ryan,
To better advise you, then we are going to need you to fill out your system specs.

This write-up shows how and what info we need and provides links to three different tools to fully gather the needed info.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use SIW or Speccy or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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