View Full Version : Disabling C6 power state in G53SW?

10-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Hi everyone. I have a dual boot setup on my G53SW, Windows and Ubuntu 11.10. I noticed that it would stay powered on when I try to sleep or hibernate from Ubuntu. A Google search turned up this recent thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1848484) on the Ubuntu forums, where a user with a 1215B was having similar troubles. Apparently disabling C6 will solve the problem, but my BIOS doesn't have CPU configuration options anywhere. After some more Googling I stumbled upon this thread (http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?3471-G74SX-A1-how-do-you-disable-C3-C6), so I downloaded Throttlestop 4.0, but the C State Limit button was greyed out, which apparently means the motherboard manufacturer locked that feature. (http://forum.notebookreview.com/7765422-post731.html) What do I do now?

My touchpad is also behaving somewhat erratically under Ubuntu (every now and then it won't respond to my finger and I have to lift it and try again, other times the cursor shakes in place for a few seconds) but I can get around that by using a mouse. If anyone has any suggestions for the touchpad issue they're more than welcome, but I'm more concerned with fixing the Sleep/Hibernate issue.

10-24-2011, 10:58 PM
You can still disable EIST and C1E and see if that helps.

10-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Sorry for the late reply. Disabling EIST and C1E didn't help. Does changing the C States in Throttlestop even persist after shutdown, or are those changes active only while the program is running? Either way, I guess I'm stuck with C6 on 'til a new BIOS comes out.

10-26-2011, 02:25 PM
Settings through Throttlestop only apply while the program is running. You can have it autostart and minimize automatically. Look here - http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?3322-Sandybridge-Throttle-Issue-and-Workaround&p=22199&viewfull=1#post22199