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    May 2006

    Shutdown controller that suits me perfect

    Well hey guys, been lurkin around the site for a year or so and just startin to get serious in gettin my truckputer made. but i need to get a powersuppl shutdown controller perfect for what i need.
    Ive done the searches and done alot of reading up but havint foundexactly what suits me.
    What i need. Computer booting up when alarm and factory keyles entry and and when the trucks turned turned off, or the doors are locked, i want it to hibernate for 2 or 3 hours before it does an actualy windows shut down. so that way its not on constantly draining small aoutn of battery. and so it really only has to do a complete boot when its been sitting a while, so when i come out of a store or something its already to awake and be ready to go.

    can you combine certain controller, becuase i have seen about half of thise is a couple differnt controller, mayby combine to be everythign i want?

    thanks guys

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    May 2006
    oh yea, older computer like 233mhz i think so i dunno if i may have to get a newer mobo with more options to help aid in this, and i dont think this comp can run XP so probly be W98

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    Mar 2005
    I think by "hibernate" you mean "standby"... when you put the computer in hibernate it DOES shut down completely, with no power draw... standby being the mode where it is drawing a small amount of power but is still on... standby is faster to resume than hibernate, hibernate is still a lot faster than a cold boot. If you want it to go into standby for a few hours and then shut down... you would have to actually boot it back up from standby, and then shut it down. However... I'm not sure what kind of options you have with windows 98 and with such an old computer... does W98 even support hibernate or standby?
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.

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    May 2006
    yea your right i did mean standby, i think it supports hibernate but i dont remember seeing standby, could be wrong tho, but if going newer mobo to run XP will suit my needs better then ill jusdt go that route

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