Originally Posted by Ashex
Regarding mobo sleeping, my computer was having issues randomly waking up when the network cable was connected. Disabling remote wake in the Intel Management console before boot fixed that.
Using 79 Bios
That is exactly right. Intel has Remote Wake (wake-on lan) enable by default. Unchecking the two checkboxes for wake-on lan, in the network adapter properties, allows the computer to go into sleep and stay in sleep. Does not matter which BIOS you have installed.
I've found another issue. Using a DLink DSM-750 as my media center extender, I've noticed that when the I have the display set to turn off after x amount of minutes the connection to the extender is broken. I have to stop play on the extender and then restart playback. Even though I can resume to the last moment in the movie it is just a pain to have to go through the process. If I set the monitor time-off to 'Never' the extender connection never breaks.