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  1. In very simple words: S3 means „suspend to RAM“, i.e. only the RAM is provided with power in order to enable the RAM to keep the actual condition of the system while “sleeping”. By using this suspend mode you can save more energy compared to S1, but because all other components are switched off during the “sleep”, the system fans are stopping too, so there’s no active cooling provided for the RAM modules although they’re under voltage – this maybe explains why some problems can occur using this mode e. g. in small cases on hot summer days... On the other hand, S1 is the most simple of all ACPI-states, because in this mode only a few functions are disabled and you can wake up the system by simply pressing any key. During the resting period, fans are going on to run so there’s no danger of overheating the system while sleeping. On my DFI expert I only use the S1 state because I have recognized that there are some problems with USB devices when waking up the system out of the S3 state (my former Asus A8N SLI Premium didn’t show this problem). But besides of this fact I never have had any trouble by using the ACPI function. A tight overview of the different ACPI-modes is given here: http://www.lifsoft.com/power/faq.htm Regards, N.
  2. On DFI LP mainboards, you need to install the RAM in the ORANGE DIMM-slots, did you notice? Putting RAM in the yellow slots most likely causes boot problems, I had to suffer from this issue for myself when assembling the system without studying carefully the manual first ... Regards N.
  3. Hi there, if you use Speed Fan to read out the fan speed than I suppose it's a bug of this tool, because I use it too and have learned that sometimes the values shown are obviously nonsense, e.g. some 15000 rpm or so for a 12 cm case fan with maxium speed of 1200 rpm :eek2: I've experienced that this bug will appear perticularly with certain fans and mostly at low speed, i.e. at a voltage that let's the fan just begin to spin. So I'm not concerned about these high values because it's very clear that they just cannot be true! To be sure that your cpu fan works correctly you should check it's speed directly in the BIOS (Hardware Monitor resp. PC Health Status, depending on the BIOS manufacturer) Best regards N.
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