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Thread: Will leaving Windows in Standby drain battery?

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    hmm really... do you have your fans on the molex? mine are just going onto the case fan 3pin connector on the mobo. if i could shut the fans down, it'd greatly help. should really install an inline ammeter to do all of this. anyone konw where to get one?

    edit: what am i saying inline ammeter?!?! ammeters have to be inline hehehe.

    does this look cheap (quality)?

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.as...tname=electric

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    I measured 2 amps when the PC is in Hibernate but this will really depend on your motherboard.

    measure Watts consumed

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifiguy
    I measured 2 amps when the PC is in Hibernate but this will really depend on your motherboard.

    measure Watts consumed
    Hibernate or Standby?

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    Hibernate...I'll do a Standby test tonight and let you know. =)

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    whoah 2amps? that's alot with everything except the minimal motherboard powered down

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    2amp is definitely a lot for a MicroATX...my regular MSI ATX Turbo2 only pulled 1amp tops.

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    hifiguy that doesnt make sense. with it in hibernate the computer is off. Just when it boots windows it loads whatever was saved in the ram before hibernation. It should be drawing something in the milliamps.

    I'm interested in the power consumption of the S1 standby mode versus the S3 standby mode. In S3 only RAM and CPU are powered. With S1 I believe USB devices are powered, which I could prevent this with a externally powered USB hub. Also in S3 mode turns the CPU fan off, but with S1 mode the CPU fan is on.

    Has anybody left their CarPC's on overnight in S1 standby mode?
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Is S1 and S3 modes in your BIOS?

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    Yes

    ...Why?

    By the way the reason I want to do it in S1 and not S3 is because my touchscreen driver wont allow me to go in standby in S3 mode. I've heard theres another version that allows this...anyone know of it?
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    so do most people use hibernate with their carputers?

    and then how can you get the opus to send your carputer into hibernate whenever it shuts off.
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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