I am dissatisfied with my current motherboard, a Gigabyte B560M 10th/11th gen Intel board. As mentioned, I’d like to get a board that didn’t have the Microsoft mandated TPM and Secure Boot features, plus I’ve not been able to get this board to properly hibernate, or come out of hibernation.
Just displaying my (probable) ignorance here - but why do you want it to hibernate? It has always seemed to me that power-saving is sufficiently advanced now to make ‘leaving it on’ a reasonable thing to do - and startups times are so quick now as to make hibernation startups little quicker than a cold boot, even including loading up some apps. IS there some advantage I have missed?
I’m glad you asked, made me do some further checks. Turns out- using a Kill-a-Watt meter shows that the B560M motherboard is only drawing 57W idling at desktop. That’s about a 3rd of what I expected. This board boots slow anyway, for reasons unknown; the boot process is further slowed by the decryption process.
I guess I could overlook the unnecessary use of 57W 24/7, but then I haven’t solved the mystery of why the board won’t hibernate. The other desktop computers in the household hibernate with no problem.
What does the meter say about a hibernating system’s power draw? Not to mention, 57 sounds a bit high to me, assuming HD spin down and and screen sleep etc…
I guess I should double check my systems with one of those meters - as I generally keep them all up - though only the ‘mirror’ machine NEEDS to be up 24/7! Of course, the media server is easier that way too - and machine life expectancy seems to be enhanced by avoiding power down… I’ve had only one actual system ‘death’ since 1987, and that was a C64 that was always powered down!
The machine won’t hibernate, which is one of my main reasons for this thread. Here’s what happens: the power management setting is set to hibernate after xx min.s, the machine actually does power down, but then within 30 seconds it powers back up again. I have tried every conceivable setting in the BIOS, none of which make any difference. My other desktops will hibernate without issue…
Perhaps I should open a ticket with the manufacturer, the board does a a 3 yr. warranty, FWIW. However, I would not RMA it, would only get a banged up used board for replacement.
All I get returned is:
~$ cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.1.0-13-amd64 root=UUID=7ce08319-0d26-4b81-a23f-ff60a0a4cba1 ro quiet cryptdevice=UUID=13c483f5-1f4b-4b8c-a1b9-d676432e60ab:luks-13c483f5-1f4b-4b8c-a1b9-d676432e60ab root=/dev/mapper/luks-13c483f5-1f4b-4b8c-a1b9-d676432e60ab splash
Well I swapped locations with this and my other desktop, the other desktop being comparable. This will sound weird but…this desktop is now “sleeping” properly in the other desktop’s old location. The “other” desktop is now not sleeping, in the location that the desktop(post topic) originally was in. I don’t get it, same electrical circuit, same type surge protector. ???
Is one location more exposed to a major roadway nearby? I have had oddball phenomena from passing buses, taxis, cop cars etc. One thing that used to happen was random doorbell rings (wireless bell) and TV channel changes - from such things as the device that buses use to influence the lights to change in their favour, and strong RF sources. Perhaps your system in one location simply picks up something that ‘wakes’ it…
No, not within a mile of a highway, no external or extraterrestrial electronic or electrical sources…that I’m aware of. As a test I may construct a Faraday cage around the computer, maybe some tinfoil will do