Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

  1. #1
    amirn is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    57

    Default EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    Hi,

    spec:
    GIGABYTE board EP45-DS3R Bios F10 (latest non-beta)
    2 X 2GB of GSkill DDR2-800 PK @ 2.0V 4-4-4-12
    E8400 @ 3600MHZ (398 FSP , 400 MCH)
    Vista 32 SP1

    problem:
    When I go to S3 sleep mode all the fans continue to work (CPU, GPU, case) and the power led stays on (the manual states it will go off in S3/S4 modes)
    The screen blanks out as it doesn't get a signal (which is good...) but the PC is not really in S3 mode.
    When I move my mouse, it resumes and the screen gets the signal again.

    Any idea how to get the PC to sleep and all the fans to power down so it doesn't produce heat and noise (and saves electricity while at it...) ?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by amirn; 07-18-2009 at 09:27 PM.

  2. #2
    NimrodAUS's Avatar
    NimrodAUS is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,183

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    You need to go into Control Pannel, Power Options and then Advanced Options. Then Go through that list of stuff cause you will find some good things, but I think your problem will be at the bottom. Go To multimedia Settings and probably under "When sharing Media" setting it need to be Allow the computer to sleep. Hope fully that will fix it.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

  3. #3
    Chike is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    6,251

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    You sure you in S3 and not S1? Check the BIOS settings.

  4. #4
    amirn is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    57

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    the multimedia settings seems to fix it.
    Thank you!

    Is there any down side to putting the PC to sleep?

  5. #5
    NimrodAUS's Avatar
    NimrodAUS is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,183

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    I hope not. Ive been putting my computer to S3 Sleep for years. I'm not entierely sure what happens if the Power goes off when its in sleep but I think its ok. You should really have a UPS anyway. Glad I could help out.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

  6. #6
    amirn is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    57

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    new problem... now the PC restarts after waking up from S3 sleep.

    While I tested the sleep mode yesterday, I started sleep mode manually and left it for 1-5 mins and the PC woke up fine (tried 3 times).

    I left the PC in sleep mode (auto after 3 hours of inactivity) over night (about 12 hours) and when I woke it up by moving the mouse it re-started the PC.

    I checked the event log and there was nothing there other then the message that the PC was restarted unexpectedly [on the time I tried to wake it up]

    There was no power failure (I have also UPS)

    Ideas?

  7. #7
    NimrodAUS's Avatar
    NimrodAUS is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,183

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    Well looking on the Website it shows that the F10 BIOS is suppost to fix the S3 Resume issue in Vista, But i see that you are already using F10. You could try the F11c. GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP45-DS3R (rev. 1.0)
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

  8. #8
    amirn is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    57

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    not a fan of beta bioses... :)
    it does wake up fine in some cases it looks like. I can't think why the length of the sleep would matter.
    is there any log/event I can see when it went to sleep/woke up and maybe more info on the problem?

    I've read about some issues with ATI catalyst.. maybe my HD4850 cauess the problem

    Thanks.

  9. #9
    amirn is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    57

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    another question about the Vista S3 sleep mode:
    It's now seems to mostly work fine, however, the PC wakes up automatically every day at 13:00, with wake reason the event log is: *RTC*.
    Now, Vista checks for updates everyday at 13:00, so I guess it is related to the problem.
    my question, can I tell vista not to wake the PC up to check for updates [only check if PC is up]? - I don't want to disable auto-check-fir-updates.

    Thanks.

  10. #10
    Chike is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    6,251

    Default Re: EP45-DS3R - PC won't go to S3 sleep mode

    Quote Originally Posted by amirn View Post
    another question about the Vista S3 sleep mode:
    It's now seems to mostly work fine, however, the PC wakes up automatically every day at 13:00, with wake reason the event log is: *RTC*.
    Now, Vista checks for updates everyday at 13:00, so I guess it is related to the problem.
    my question, can I tell vista not to wake the PC up to check for updates [only check if PC is up]? - I don't want to disable auto-check-fir-updates.

    Thanks.
    There's a "Resume by Alarm" option in BIOS, what is it set for?
    HPET may also be related.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •