In the Opus 90W instructions it says:
"Motherboards must be ATX 2.01 compliant. The motherboards must be able to support ACPI function under power management in BIOS setup. If the motherboard does not support ACPI function, then the computer can go only into power down mode and not into shutdown, stand-by or hibernate modes".
I saw (on my Gateway Desktop) PC (Device Manager) "ACPI Fixed Feature botton", so I guess it supports ACPI Function?
Am I correct? or how else can I find out.
Also, how can I tell if my PC is "ATX 2.01 compliant"???
I have not seen anything in the threads on this.
Can I borrow your Opus then?Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
I'm real close to there (Owings Mills)Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
Actually, I hope someone can answer that question...
I was going with the inverter idea. However, I was checking out the Opus 90W. That seems like a better way to go.???
Originally Posted by muldrick
So how can I check if my PC is ATX2.01 compliant, anybody know?
how old is the computer?
I am not sure what ATX 2.01 compliant is but I assume what OPUS actually mean is this.
In Windows power option setup, "When I press the power button: Shutdown or Hibernate".
Now with Windows running, press the power button (not holding it till power down).
If you computer shutdown/hibernate and power down (the machine is completely off), you are okay to use OPUS.
If your computer is shutdown/hibernate and NOT power down (computer still hang at "It is safe to shutdown your computer"), then it is NOT okay to use OPUS. Why? because your computer will drain your battery very fast. Since the computer still on, next time you insert the key to start car/computer, instead it will probably power down. I am not 100% sure. My old desktop P3 motherboard is like that, not power down the machine if I run Windows, but it will power down if I run Linux.
Thanks Matrix, that pretty much answers my (a hard to get answered) question.Originally Posted by MatrixPC