Originally posted by gnollo
When I press the off button on the Remote, the PC goes to some kind of suspend, but all the fans are still blazing....
Any ideas on how to stop the fans (suspend to Ram?).
I've verified and corrected this issue on my setup -- it really has nothing to do with MCE but rather to do with Windows XP and the USB-based remote.
By default, Windows XP restricts a suspend to S1 only *IF* a USB device is plugged into the PC which wants the ability to wake the PC from suspend. Such is the case with the MCE remote receiver hardware. Microsoft enforces the S1 rule because *many* motherboards simply wont work right suspending to S3 and allowing for a USB wake event.
There is a registry hack you can use which will change this behavior, but YMMV on whether your PC will still behave coming out of a suspend. You can always back out the registry change if it doesn't work for you...
Here is the registry changes which must be added:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Once these are added, reboot your PC (also make sure your Bios setting is for S3 suspend) and then try a suspend. Your fans should turn completely OFF.