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So I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows and some games on it. I set it up using Sean's Guide in the Storage Sticky Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) , and adjusted my various settings according to his guide. Well, my SSD is working great and my computer boots in no time, the only issue is that my computer also turns itself on for no reason. I will shut it down when i go to work and come home to find it sitting at my password screen. I've also been woken up a few times by the sound of the fans spinning and the post beep. Is there a settings I may have tweaked that I should not have? This has never happened before and only began when I installed my SSD. I did nothing else to my pc at that time except replace the RAM. This may be an easy fix and I am sorry for the noobish question, but any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 16
I've had several computers that turn themselves on for no reason, usually it's related to the power supply.
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I have not changed or altered my PSU in any way. My pc is plugged into the same outlet is has always been in. As I said, this only happened when I installed my SSD. I just unplug it when i go work or bed now, so it's not a big deal, but if I can fix it quickly and easily that would be great.
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I would check your PSU, maybe if the SSD is plugged in right and not shorting out?
    
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If you keep it on sleep some network packets could turn it on.
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Yeah because CPUs get really hot when the PC is off. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Mongo - 3/20/14 at 8:19am
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Yes my CPU is overclocked to 4.2GHz. It has been for roughly a month with no troubles. No I have not run prime for more than about an hour but temps never exceeded 73C
I understand that an issue here would cause my computer to shut itself down, but would bad temps really cause it to turn itself on after I shut it down hours ago? That makes no sense.

sepiashimmer - "If you keep it on sleep some network packets could turn it on."

Yes I do use sleep mode but not when I got to work or bed. I fully shut it down.
Edited by Dogen - 3/20/14 at 8:22am
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I've had this happen a ton of times myself. It was usually fixed by changing the way the mouse, keyboard, and network adapter can awaken the computer.

Right click My Computer then go to Manage. Find the mouse, keyboard, and network adapter in device manager and right click each one and go to properties. From there uncheck the mouse, keyboard, and network adapters ability to awaken the computer. That's how I have fixed this problem in the past. If that fails you may have to call a priest to do an exorcism.

After re-reading your post it sounds like your PC is being turned on by "magic packets". In your BIOS there should be an option for the network adapter to turn on the PC if it receives a magic packet. Just turn that option off and you should be good.
Edited by rubicsphere - 3/20/14 at 8:25am
    
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Strange that this is only happening after SSD install.


Check your BIOS. I can set my computer to turn on at whatever time every day through my bios.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post

I've had this happen a ton of times myself. It was usually fixed by changing the way the mouse, keyboard, and network adapter can awaken the computer.

Right click My Computer then go to Manage. Find the mouse, keyboard, and network adapter in device manager and right click each one and go to properties. From there uncheck the mouse, keyboard, and network adapters ability to awaken the computer. That's how I have fixed this problem in the past. If that fails you may have to call a priest to do an exorcism.
I will try that thank you. Edit - Done. I will have to wait and see if this works. I will be using my computer most of today and am not going to shut it down for hours to see if this worked lol. Next time I go to work I will know.
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Strange that this is only happening after SSD install.


Check your BIOS. I can set my computer to turn on at whatever time every day through my bios.
I have not adjusted any settings in my BIOS but I will check just in case. I really dont know what time it turns on as I am at work.
Edited by Dogen - 3/20/14 at 8:27am
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