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Hi, my PC specs are as follows:

FX-8320 (4.2 GHz OC, stable)

M5A97 R2.0

2x4GB GeIL Dragon 1600 MHz RAM

Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X

Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm 1 TB

Crucial MX100 256 GB (new addition)

Windows 7 x64 up to date

Avast free anti-virus

I've had this problem since day one, IIRC. I checked on BIOS and "wake up by RTC alarm" is off. Also windows "allow wake timers" is also disabled. Windows is set to never go to sleep or hibernate, since I download a lot and if I want it to hibernate, I'll set it through the downloading software. Also, the timing of waking up seems to be at about 1 am and 1 pm. I've been opting to turn off the PSU as well after turning off the computer which is not a very good solution, as my mouse e.g. resets the DPI settings if its turned off and it's pretty annoying.

Any solution?
 
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AMD FX-8320 4.5 GHz ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 GB 2x4GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4GB Crucial 1600 MHz Crucial MX100 256 GB Seagate Internal 7200 rpm 1TB WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 
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Lenovo 2TB USB 3.0 DeepCool GAMER STORM Maelstorm 120K Corsair SP120 on Radiator DeepCool Fan on Socket 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 AOC E2261Fwh Cougar 200K High Power AGD-850F  
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Sentey GS-6000 w/ Window Cougar 200M Edifier 2.1 Speakers Cooler Master Ceres-300 Headset 
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Core i7 2760QM 3.5 GHz Sony HM65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 8 GB (2x4 GB DDR3) 
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640 GB 7200 rpm Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti Sony Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
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Clearly, ghosts. You need to find out what they want and appease them.

What about "Wake from PCIe" in the BIOS? Also, you can try unchecking "Allow this device to wake the computer" from the Power Management tab of your network adapter (right click the network adapter from Network Connections, Properties > Configure....)

If it's consistently at the same time though, I might suspect a "maintenance" task that has the ability to wake the PC. Check all options in Avast or other third party software you've installed.
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Disable wake on lan, It can be accessed via your bios.

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Originally Posted by xaeryan View Post

Clearly, ghosts. You need to find out what they want and appease them.

What about "Wake from PCIe" in the BIOS? Also, you can try unchecking "Allow this device to wake the computer" from the Power Management tab of your network adapter (right click the network adapter from Network Connections, Properties > Configure....)

If it's consistently at the same time though, I might suspect a "maintenance" task that has the ability to wake the PC. Check all options in Avast or other third party software you've installed.

It seems to be since when I turn off the PC at about 2 am and go to sleep I wake up and the PC is off, and if the download software turns it off after 1 am or so it won't be on in the morning. I checked avast and didn't see any settings. I'll try the network adapter thing.
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Disable wake on lan, It can be accessed via your bios.

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It's off I think, all wake up options under APM were off. Also I connect the PC to internet via wifi.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.5 GHz ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 GB 2x4GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4GB Crucial 1600 MHz Crucial MX100 256 GB Seagate Internal 7200 rpm 1TB WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Lenovo 2TB USB 3.0 DeepCool GAMER STORM Maelstorm 120K Corsair SP120 on Radiator DeepCool Fan on Socket 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 AOC E2261Fwh Cougar 200K High Power AGD-850F  
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Sentey GS-6000 w/ Window Cougar 200M Edifier 2.1 Speakers Cooler Master Ceres-300 Headset 
OtherOtherOtherOther
PCIe USB 3.0 Module XBox 360 Controller Steam Controller Canon i-Sensys LBP6020 Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 6200U 2.8 GHz Turbo Acer Ironman_SK NVIDIA 940MX 2 GB GDDR5 8 GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M7V 256 GB M2 SSD Seagate 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD Slimtype DVD A Havit Coolpad 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 1366x768 60Hz Acer Acer Battery 
CaseMouse
Acer E5-575G A4Tech G11-570FX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2760QM 3.5 GHz Sony HM65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 8 GB (2x4 GB DDR3) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
640 GB 7200 rpm Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti Sony Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 16.4" FHD Sony Backlit Sony Sony VPCF235HG 
MouseAudio
Sony Trackpad Stereo Speakers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.5 GHz ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 GB 2x4GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4GB Crucial 1600 MHz Crucial MX100 256 GB Seagate Internal 7200 rpm 1TB WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Lenovo 2TB USB 3.0 DeepCool GAMER STORM Maelstorm 120K Corsair SP120 on Radiator DeepCool Fan on Socket 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 AOC E2261Fwh Cougar 200K High Power AGD-850F  
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Sentey GS-6000 w/ Window Cougar 200M Edifier 2.1 Speakers Cooler Master Ceres-300 Headset 
OtherOtherOtherOther
PCIe USB 3.0 Module XBox 360 Controller Steam Controller Canon i-Sensys LBP6020 Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 6200U 2.8 GHz Turbo Acer Ironman_SK NVIDIA 940MX 2 GB GDDR5 8 GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M7V 256 GB M2 SSD Seagate 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD Slimtype DVD A Havit Coolpad 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 1366x768 60Hz Acer Acer Battery 
CaseMouse
Acer E5-575G A4Tech G11-570FX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2760QM 3.5 GHz Sony HM65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 8 GB (2x4 GB DDR3) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
640 GB 7200 rpm Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti Sony Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 16.4" FHD Sony Backlit Sony Sony VPCF235HG 
MouseAudio
Sony Trackpad Stereo Speakers 
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