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Confusion about Sleep Settings and Power Saver Options


orlando1974

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Hi,
The way I know my desktop PC has gone to sleep is that the blue light around the power button flashes (instead of being on all the time). I'm playing around with some settings right now to find out exactly what is pulling it out of its sleep.
I realized that if I go to Power Options and change the plan settings for the recommended Balanced Plan, and DISABLE wake timers, then my computer DOES stay asleep.

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HOWEVER, I also noticed that I can only put my PC to sleep MANUALLY. by using Sleep Mode using the Windows Power Button. If I instead use the following "automatically sleep after..." (in this case 1 minute), it doesn't go to sleep. Why is that?

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And finally, question about the following. These are the settings for my Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection, There is a section called "Wake on LAN". Could someone explain to me what the three items mean? (What are magic packets and pattern matches?)... in plain english language please! I'm trying to figure out if these need to be adjusted.

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caperjack

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this should be simple English because that all I can speak .
lan is a local area network, used In a business setting for the most part ,iam sure some guys have them at home! so wake on lan means the computer can be awaken by the company IT guy from his computer using a magic packet ,what ever that is ?,or something like that ,so you /me can disable that feature ,
magic packet ,info from my best friend on the internet .
Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


as for the first part of you post ,if it stops the computer from automatic sleep ,then don't uncheck it ,if you don't want to manually put it to sleep
 

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orlando1974

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Well, the wikipedia link did help me understand a LITTLE but its still pretty advanced babble... I'm assuming that i can leave these checked (as they were by default).

As for your comment about my first 2 screenshots... I just wondered why one setting was working properly (not allowing it to wake up once I put it to sleep instead of shutting down) but why the other setting would not work, which is to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity.

Maybe someone else could chime in please?
 

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caperjack

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sorry I don't have an answer for the sleep issue ,

actually the wake on lan I only ever seen set in the bios ,and over the years I have see that setting cause issues with computers not booting into windows because it was set to boot to lan in the bios ,the setting you show might be different and not ever cause boot issues .just saying

wake on lan is likely something you will never use .so it would not hurt to disable it and see if it make any difference
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

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