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maybe with wake on lan, and a asus oplay r1 media player with lan??
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Ok. Well getting another case is out, since I just bought one.. I guess keeping it asleep will be just as good. I mean, it will use virtually no power doing so, right? WOL would work, except that I am going to use XBMC Live, and I don't know how that would work... But I think just having it in hibernate will work well enough.
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Yea, sleep uses maybe 3 w (just make sure it is set to S3 and enable the ability for USB to wake from sleep).
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post #14 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Yea, sleep uses maybe 3 w (just make sure it is set to S3 and enable the ability for USB to wake from sleep).
Is that all in the bios? I receive my mobo tomorrow, so I will check then.
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post #15 of 24
Powered off your system will use around 3 watts (yes off) and depending on the mobo 5-9 watts at s3.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post
Is that all in the bios? I receive my mobo tomorrow, so I will check then.
Yes, it is the BIOS
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Powered off your system will use around 3 watts (yes off) and depending on the mobo 5-9 watts at s3.
Well, I am just going by my kill-a-watt. it shows 0w turned off, 3-5w when sleeping (and depending on which HTPC, 65-112w at full load).
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post #17 of 24
Wake On Lan, would work, I've used that to turn on my PC remotely using my phone. You just have to enable it in the bios and in windows.
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post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Yes, it is the BIOS


Well, I am just going by my kill-a-watt. it shows 0w turned off, 3-5w when sleeping (and depending on which HTPC, 65-112w at full load).
Thats just by start/shutdown? Not possible to use 0watts unless the power switch is switched off. either way 5w is like $10 a year.
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post #19 of 24
Well, the kill-a-watt is not 100% accurate, it could be at 0.9w and it is not being picked up? But yea, minimal
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I think you are looking for something like this.
    
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