Sleep states in bios

Dark Atheist

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should they be left as they are in this case s1&s3 or should they be changed, currently when ever i am doing stuff on the pc i can hear things power down and then back up again, and this is annoying, yet if i put s1 sleep state in the bios i don't hear this noise
 

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In S1 only the CPU is put to sleep, so the other devices keep working.
In S3 your contextual data is saved to RAM, killing the power to Fans/HDD etc too.
This explains the noises you hear in S3 as these devices are turned 'on or off' dependant on the awake/sleep state. (S0=awake)

In a nutshell:

S1=CPU stopped
S3=Suspend to RAM

S3 uses less wattage.
 

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s3 is a pain in the ass :p think i will put it on 1, less power ups and downs on that
 

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