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    M2-ATX Hibernation & jumper issue

    have just connected up my m2-atx to epia m10000 mobo on my desk at home

    it works fine & ive tried all the jumper settings which work a treat

    i wanted the m2 atx because of its shutdown controller but i am now wondering after reading the manual:

    1) if i enable hibernation & choose an offdelay of 30mins the manual says there is never a hardoff in this mode - will this drain my battery ?

    2)what are the preactical uses of jumper settings 1-5? surely if the m2atx is gonna push the power button on the mobo after 5 or 30 seconds this may as well be just shutting down when you turn of the ignition? i mean what can you do in that 30 seconds?

    i wanted the m2 atx so i can stop at the shop & i wont have to reboot when i get back in the car & also so i can park outside the house & will have a while to access the carpc on my network - can anyone tell me the best config for these applications?

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    I like the 30s/2hr option with standby. Instant music pretty much as long as the car has been turned on within 2hrs. The hardoff times are the "pull the plug". The softoff times are the pressing the power button which would be standby/hibernate/shutoff depending how you set it up.
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    thanks, that solves the problem of the reboot then when parking at the shop/garage

    but with regards to mode 6 (30min offdelay & hardoff never), will this run the battery flat in hibernate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimiboboyo View Post
    thanks, that solves the problem of the reboot then when parking at the shop/garage

    but with regards to mode 6 (30min offdelay & hardoff never), will this run the battery flat in hibernate?
    why would you set it to off never if you are using hibernate?! Hibernate can survive with no power as it writes to the HD which keeps its state no matter the power. You dont have to reformat your OS everytime there is a power failure!

    Most of the time you wont have a problem, but (everyones favourite word...) if the PC fails to shutdown it will continually drain the battery dead. If there was a hardoff, then if the PC failed to shutdown, it would pull the plug after a bit, and the battery would be ok.
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    the ony reason i wanted to set it to hardoff never is because the only mode where you can have it press the power button after 30 minutes has no hardoff setting

    because i want the system to be able to continue running after i park outside the house so i can transfer files from my home pc to the car - the only settings which would allow me to do this are 30 minutes with no hardoff & 3 hours with no hardoff.....there are no other settings which would allow me to do this

    also with regards to your advice re standby, i just tried this & the stystem went into standby when turning ignition off but didnt resume when i turned it back on... also, do the fans continue to run in standby???

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    The fans should not run in standby, and that is software config problem on your end. Usually the video drivers, or you have to enable S1 and S3 in the BIOS.

    And there are other settings than what are listed in the manual. They are posted somewhere on here, but I dont know where. Total of 16 modes.
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    thanks ill look into it & post my findings

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    I like the 30s/2hr option with standby. Instant music pretty much as long as the car has been turned on within 2hrs. The hardoff times are the "pull the plug". The softoff times are the pressing the power button which would be standby/hibernate/shutoff depending how you set it up.
    is that the one that is "recommended" on the m2 atx instuctions?

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    The recommended is 5 sec/2hr. I have mine set to 5sec/never because I have a gel battery (Wonderful stuff ) When I hibernate, my GPS still has lock on sats and a couple of USB devices have power also while on standby. According to the power math, I can leave the M2-ATX on NEVER for a little over 3 days w/o starting my vehicle, Besides, the unit goes to hardoff after the voltage drops 11.2 and still my battery would have 106 minutes of reserve power for cranking.

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