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New Pc Build: Won't Go Into Standby Mode


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#1 freeko

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:45 PM

After building my first PC, everything works great except that the computer will not go into standby mode. More specifically, when I put it in standby through windows XP, the monitor goes into standby, but the computer itself remains powered on. The two cooling fans stay on, as well as the CPU fans. The only difference I notice is that the indicator LED on the case starts blinking.

I just hooked up this AMD machine with the Following hardware:

BIOSTAR TForce TF7025-M2 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply

I have updated the BIOS, and still no luck... Does anyone know how to get this baby to go into standby???

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 06:45 PM

Definition of: standby mode

A sleep mode in a portable computer that provides an almost immediate resumption of operation when turned back on. In standby mode, the hard disk and display are turned off, and the CPU is throttled down to its lowest-power state. However, memory is kept active, which requires battery power, but at a very slow rate. The system will typically switch to hibernation mode when it senses insufficient battery capacity to continue in standby mode

Standby will still use power, better to select hibernate

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:25 PM

It was my first build, so more than anything, I just want to learn how to make everything work as it should...thats the frustrating part! The standby or hibernate isn't that important to me, but the fact that I don't know how to fix the problem is! Also, if I ever build one for a friend, they may value the option of having standby....

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

If you go to the Control panel and open Power Options you will find options for Standby and Hibernation under the advanced tab. Under the Hibernation tab you can activate it or disable it.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:01 PM

I'm new, but not that new!!! That doesn't work either! Thats whats so strange! Thanks though... I suspect that it may have to do with the motherboard, but after going into the BIOS, I really can't find a setting to change.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:24 PM

Verify your motherboard chipset drivers are installed.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:29 PM

Are you sure its not going into Standby mode? I don't know if your case has a bunch of lights and fans, but my case's lights/fans stay on if I put my computer on standby or hibernate. To fix this I went into power options and made it so my computer sleeps instead of hibernates. I don't what the difference is, but now my case fans turn off.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 12:25 AM

Standby mode turns off power consuming components like your hdd and switches the computer to a low power state.

Hibernation writes a file that stores what you had on you RAM, this file will be as large as the amount of the RAM that's installed. When you wake your computer back up the file will open, you should have everything that was on the desktop and the applications that you were using before it went into hibernation. This mode isn't suggested for laptops as it will deplete the battery.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:32 AM

I'm new, but not that new!!! That doesn't work either! Thats whats so strange! Thanks though... I suspect that it may have to do with the motherboard, but after going into the BIOS, I really can't find a setting to change.


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Also forgot to mention that faulty video drivers can mess with Hibernation
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