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Thread: VIA EPIA vs. FV24

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    VIA EPIA vs. FV24

    I searched for an answer, but had no luck, so hopefully the owners to these two boards can verify, or somebody can provide an alternate solution?

    I wanna use Suspend to Ram for faster boot times on the PC - using Jeff's shutdown controller which sends the signal to the power off switch.

    However, I read thru the manual for the EPIA and apparently the BIOS does not support the ability to assign what the power off button does when pressed (such as suspend to ram).

    Now of course, Win XP has such an option available - but setting it on Suspend doesn't shut off the fans, only spins down the HD. Maybe I'm missing something in this department also - I found no hint of being able to control which components XP's suspend turns off.

    From my brief skim thru of the FV24 documention, the BIOS does support being able to configure what function the power off button can do when pressed.

    Is this correct? EPIA no way to set STR from the power button, and FV24 you can?

    thanks in advance..
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    I just picked up my EPIA board today (Fry's has them in stock now), and in the manual in the BIOS settings chapter, it says that it does support suspend to ram. It is set in the ACPI suspend type.

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    there is very much the option in the bios of the epia to do STR. I've done it, it's there.
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    Ahhh, ok I got it.. I went back thru it and reread, so when you set the soft off by power button at "delay 4 sec" just a push of the button under 4 secs will cause it to suspend.. AH HAH!

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    does STR power off the fan on the PSU also? how long do you think I could run a computer in STR before it runs the battery dry?
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    When you suspend to RAM your only drawing 5 volts max off of a car battery. Provided you did the smart thing and went DC to DC it should work "indeffintly".

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    When you suspend to RAM your only drawing 5 volts max off of a car battery. Provided you did the smart thing and went DC to DC it should work "indeffintly".

    Best estemate? Days. Maybe a week.
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