Originally Posted by vvista
Just to clarify, BIOS F6i & 2600K can't wake up from sleep mode properly when OC. This renders the new Intel rapid start, smart connect useless!
Originally Posted by barkeater
I have been playing with the sleep mode and have had my issues as well. Most recently I had found that my pc would not enter sleep mode even though I had enabled the "Balanced" mode in windows. Upon troubleshooting I disabled all of the wake on LAN options. That seemed to help but from time to time I am unable to wake and have to do a hard shutdown by holding the power button for several seconds then powering back up. Sometimes it comes out of sleep without a problem and I have yet to be able to figure that one out yet.
I like the sleep function even though my ssd boots very fast because I run a music server, and in order to access my music library, the computer must be on. I don't like the idea of leaving my computer on all the time so the sleep option seems to be the most useful option. However, it is also true that sleep does introduce instability with a computer that you are OC'ing (be it the ram, cpu and/or gpu). Therefore, just for troubleshooting the sleep issue, I have set my system to stock settings.
I have also found that other things can interfere with sleep such as scheduled tasks. I'm still investigating this one as I suspect that there may be scheduled tasks enabled that I will want to change/remove, as well as some services.
I have been experimenting with the sleep mode and have not been able to successfully utilize sleep mode if OC the cpu. Normally, it will enter sleep OK, but then when I go to wake it, I am presented with a BSOD and I have to hit the "restart" button on the case. I am using F8 and when not utilizing the sleep mode I am completely stable with my OC. When set to optimized default settings in the bios, I can enter/exit sleep without issue. I remember earlier on folks complaining about the sleep issue and it was thought to just be a Sandy problem with the Z77 and lack af ability to disable the PLL overvolt thingy which has since been added to the newer bios's. The BSOD screen identifies a file: RtHDMIVX.SYS. I have updated this driver to most current and still have the same problem. I am using the SPDIF(toslink) port out but not the HDMI.
Aside from this my system is working great and I don't consider this a major issue. Just an annoyance.