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    Question Standby & Hibernation Presets

    Hi all,

    Wondering if this i's possible?

    Using M2ATX with M863 mobo (S1 Standby only)

    I set the comp to Standby when the power button is triggered by the M2. Then set a time frame for it (say1 hour) to go hibernate/shutoff before the M2 cuts completely the power at the end of 2 hours?

    Is that possible?

    Also will it drain the battery since the M2 still supplies power to the mobo. I know the mobo will not drain anything since it's on hibernation/shutdown.


    Thanks in advance!

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    The M2 only has preset limits. The closest to what you want is what I use. It is called "Taxi" mode or something. 30seconds it goes to standby. Then after 2 hours, it pulls the plug.

    The M2 supplies no power to the mobo after the "plug is pulled" 2hrs later. Not even usb devices. So no power drain. Well really, a very little amount for the M2 itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    The M2 only has preset limits. The closest to what you want is what I use. It is called "Taxi" mode or something. 30seconds it goes to standby. Then after 2 hours, it pulls the plug.

    The M2 supplies no power to the mobo after the "plug is pulled" 2hrs later. Not even usb devices. So no power drain. Well really, a very little amount for the M2 itself.
    Hi Toaster,

    I understand what you mean, but I just wanna have a fail safe measure, hence the Mode 2 (5sec to PowerOff button, 2hrs to powercut).

    So it's doable, right?

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    That is what it is designed to do.

    You want it to work like this right?

    Music playing car on.
    Pull out the key.
    Music keeps playing for 5 seconds
    Then the M2 simulates a power button press sending the computer in to standby
    If the power button is not pressed again or simulated by turning the engine on again within 2 hours, pull the plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    That is what it is designed to do.

    You want it to work like this right?

    Music playing car on.
    Pull out the key.
    Music keeps playing for 5 seconds
    Then the M2 simulates a power button press sending the computer in to standby
    If the power button is not pressed again or simulated by turning the engine on again within 2 hours, pull the plug.
    Yup, exectly!

    But I'm hoping that the PC will goes into hibernation/shutdown procedure before M2 pulls the plug though. Don't want to corrupt the systems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SentraVIP View Post
    Yup, exectly!

    But I'm hoping that the PC will goes into hibernation/shutdown procedure before M2 pulls the plug though. Don't want to corrupt the systems...
    No it won't tell it to shutdown. It is the equivalent of physically pulling the plug from the wall. Since it is already in Standby, the HD will be fine.
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    i was wondering about this actually.
    so, the psu sets the comp into standby when ignition removed, but then the hard-off is literally pulling power from the board completely?

    surely this doesn't count as a proper shutdown and will cause windows to complain on next boot-up? or is it fine to remove power so long as it's been sat in standby?

    also, should the windows setup be set to go into standby or hibernation on 'power button press' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RooDBwoY View Post
    i was wondering about this actually.
    so, the psu sets the comp into standby when ignition removed, but then the hard-off is literally pulling power from the board completely?
    Yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by RooDBwoY View Post
    surely this doesn't count as a proper shutdown and will cause windows to complain on next boot-up? or is it fine to remove power so long as it's been sat in standby?
    Nope. That little flash of the blue "logoff screen" saves your settings and prepares your computer's settings to be shut off. However all programs running will be the equivalent of force exited. If you have stuff in Word for example, it will probably bring up an AutoRecovery file. Try it on your homePC. Tell it to standby. Wait a sec or two. And then yank the cord out of the wall. Wait about 5-10 seconds and plug it in, and turn it on. Everything will be fine. The only time you get a "A serious error has occurred, please notify Microsoft" is when the plug is pulled before that blue logoff screen is finished. YOu can try that too, but you really shouldn't try to do that!

    Quote Originally Posted by RooDBwoY View Post
    also, should the windows setup be set to go into standby or hibernation on 'power button press' ?
    All up to you. I have mine set on Standby. I deliver chinese food so constant stopping and starting. About 8-10 times an hour the PC goes into standby, and back out. Instantaneous music. I would be pretty ****ed if I had to wait 10-15 seconds for hibernate, and even more ****ed if I had to wait 20-22 seconds for a cold boot.

    Standby takes more power because it powers the RAM, but really it is negligable over short times (under ~5hrs). So in the 2 hours before the plug is pulled more power is being drawn than if I had put it into hibernate or full power off. I never notice any difference when I go to start the car though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    No it won't tell it to shutdown. It is the equivalent of physically pulling the plug from the wall. Since it is already in Standby, the HD will be fine.
    I understand on how the M2 works. But what I'm refering to is that is there an option in windows itself that can do this?

    "Press power button" = Standby = Resume back to hibernate/shutdown after a preset time frame.

    I've tried that in the Power Options in the control panel. No go.

    What I did;

    Set 'When the Power Button is pressed' = Standby

    then on the next page I set the option of 'Hibernate after 1 minute'.

    It doesn't work.


    Any ideas?

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    did you set the "advanced" options part to "wake computer to perform this task"?
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