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The solution was actually in the BIOS. Under the Power Management section, you can select sleep states there. In any setting other than S1, the behavior described above persisted. Select S1, and proper operation of Hibernation/Sleep modes are enabled.
Joe, thank you for clarifying. Interesting info

N2Gaming, thanks for the helpful links!
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Joe, thank you for clarifying. Interesting info

N2Gaming, thanks for the helpful links!
No problem, thlnk3r. I have to say, though, that this particular fix may not be true for all systems. I wish I remembered to test that setting on the Biostar TForce 6100-939 that you now have; it was also afflicted with that behavior.

Interestingly, though, neither of my Abit motherboards (the AT8-32X that Blitz bought from me, and my parents' KN8-SLI) have ever exhibited that behavior. Neither did my dad's ASUS A8V-E SE.

That's one thing I shall have to find out about the CFX3200-DR, as well as with a couple of other DFIs I have here...
    
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That's one thing I shall have to find out about the CFX3200-DR, as well as with a couple of other DFIs I have here...
Joe, ahhh something else to add to the CFX3200-DR testing crusade
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Indeed.

Hey, at least I finally was able to get that thing running stable at stock!

How I won the stock cooling contest with that thing, doing things the cheap and dirty way, I truly don't know!
    
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Hey, at least I finally was able to get that thing running stable at stock!
Joe, why does that sentence just sound weird..."stable at stock" (ie. no overclock) LOL

That board would truly drive me crazy...
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Joe, why does that sentence just sound weird..."stable at stock" (ie. no overclock) LOL

That board would truly drive me crazy...
It IS a rather strange turn of phrase, isn't it?

For sure, though, it's no exaggeration. You know (as does Blitz) of all the weirdness and drama that that motherboard is really capable of. Perhaps I'm unlucky and I got a temperamental one, but my research on this particular motherboard suggests that it really is a demanding piece of equipment.

I shall have to resume my adventure with mine soon.
    
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[quote=thlnk3r;4779965]Joe, why does that sentence just sound weird..."stable at stock" (ie. no overclock) LOL [quote]

Too funny...
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N2G, believe me, I sometimes don't see the funny side of things when it comes to that statement.
    
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N2G, believe me, I sometimes don't see the funny side of things when it comes to that statement.

Ironically, I'm living that statement. My dfi boards are suppose to be one of the best overclockers and yet I'm not even close to seeing the overclocking potential. So I found it funny that some one as gifted and experienced as you would struggle through problems w/a mobo at stock spd's, that's all.
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Bah, I'm neither "gifted" nor all that "experienced" at this game, to be perfectly honest.

For sure, though, these S939 DFIs are definitely not for casual overclockers. A patient, methodical approach is essential, as is a huge appetite (or tolerance) for frustration. A S939 LANParty series DFI's biggest strength in the hands of a truly knowledgeable and experienced user is also its biggest weakness when it's being used by someone less committed to the dark art of overclocking, and that is the sheer amount of BIOS settings available for adjustment. This is specifically true for the RAM tuning section.

What this facility for adjustment buys for you is the ability to tune your system precisely. Unfortunately, if even a single crucial setting is maladjusted, it will simply irritate you; the motherboard won't pass POST, and you have to reset your CMOS. This really isn't conducive to an enjoyable overclocking experience.

This is perhaps why I fixate on RAM settings when it comes to these DFI LANParty boards. Of course, there are some boards in the range that are quite forgiving; thlnk3r's SLI-DR, which used to be mine, actually, is an excellent aberration, as is my Ultra-D (which I'm selling, by the way).

The CFX3200-DR, though, is definitely not. It punishes you if it's not set up properly. I spent so much time researching settings for my RAM in that motherboard, and it's finally behaved. But the experience was frustrating, so I had to step away from that board just to regain my enthusiasm for it.
    
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