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    Ok, I know I have my M1000 set up as Acpi compliant, and in bios I have S3 enabled. I read from Coyote that he has good sucess with using this feature, very fast startup and shutdown. Stupid question...how do you enter S3 mode? Is that what Standby does? Grrr I hate being stupid sometimes!
    2005 Ford Focus ST

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    Yes, if the bios is set the S3, when you go into standby you will suspend to RAM.

    Originally posted by gospeed.racer
    Ok, I know I have my M1000 set up as Acpi compliant, and in bios I have S3 enabled. I read from Coyote that he has good sucess with using this feature, very fast startup and shutdown. Stupid question...how do you enter S3 mode? Is that what Standby does? Grrr I hate being stupid sometimes!

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    • #3
      I just tried that...HOLY ****NITZ its fast to resume! It is playing before my screen even fires up!

      Now I just gotta see how much it is taking to keep it fired up like that.

      Any opinions on S3? Is it usable in a car pc? It looks very promising, as long as ALL it is powering up is the memory, which is what I understand it does.
      2005 Ford Focus ST

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      • #4
        I think it is HOLY SHIZNIT...but anyways keep us posted. I am curious how much drain it has on your battery.
        -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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        • #5
          I've been using S3 in my car with the Opus - even though (as you may have read in other threads)

          I have been doing this for over a month and the most the car has been left for is about 18 hours but I'd expect it to be OK for about a week at least with a good battery, the drain is pretty minimal.
          Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
          Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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          • #6
            Yea, my initial math (ver very little math, but still..) led me to around a .2-.4 amp draw, which is about what a dome lamp would draw if left on. So I figure it will drain too much if left for more than overnight. I still havent checked it with a meter (thanks for reminding me to take it home!) but I will try to tonight. I wouldnt really have a problem shutting it all the way down at night and bringing it back up in the morning if I could s3 it during the day.
            2005 Ford Focus ST

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gospeed.racer
              Yea, my initial math (ver very little math, but still..) led me to around a .2-.4 amp draw, which is about what a dome lamp would draw if left on. So I figure it will drain too much if left for more than overnight. I still havent checked it with a meter (thanks for reminding me to take it home!) but I will try to tonight. I wouldnt really have a problem shutting it all the way down at night and bringing it back up in the morning if I could s3 it during the day.
              It depends if you have the 150W Opus or the 90W. On the 90W you can set a jumper to turn of stand-by power. This reduces power drain to 0.25 W. This works with STR/hibernate.

              If you leave stand-by power on the drain is between 1 to 8 W, depending on mobo model + amount of (usb) I/O devices.

              For the 150W Opus I don't think you can turn of stand-by power, so that would probably mean drain of between 1 to 8 W too.

              Michael
              "It does not understand, if it does not ride."

              M10000, 512 Mb, 2,5" 40G, Slim DVD, Opus 90W, Xenarc 7", Leadtek 9532 GPS,
              RoadRunner, MapMonkey, Pioneer HU, Pioneer 4 ch 400W, Kappa 6.5, Basslink X 200W

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              • #8
                I'm gonna put a meter on mine and find out, my calculations for stand by were about 200mw, and around 20-30w when on depending on the tasks.

                BTW, I always leave it on S3 standby overnight and due to a rare windows lock-up (and not checking it had actually went into standby) it was left on all day at work (7 hours) without causing any problems - don't forget the Opus has the battery drain prevention in case it gets too low
                Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
                Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by antimatter
                  I think it is HOLY SHIZNIT...but anyways keep us posted. I am curious how much drain it has on your battery.
                  With the M10000, 512Mb, I was drawing 100-150ma in standby. 2.5A-4.5A while running. Anybody know how does 100-150ma compare to other stuff that is running on the car's batt when the engine is off, like alarm sys?

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