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Is it possible for hackintosh to enable Power Nap for certain motherboards that have Intel Smart Connect Technology?

Since both of this two technologies have a lot of similarities it makes me to think that this is possible.

 

Is is possible by any ways to enable this from software patches to even BIOS mods?

I believe that a lot had thought about this but I could not find much helpful threads and articles.

 

Thanks in advanced for those who can help me.  :)

 

BTW I am using Z77 chipset (GA-Z77M-D3H)

The answer is YES! In my case, it was down to the SMBIOS settings I used. With iMac 13,2 and MacPro 5,1 and 6,1 i was able to get it working.

 

As long as the power management/sleep is working properly Power Nap should work.

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My system wakes from sleep hourly without even powering the fans on. I fact, i don't even know when the computer has awaken because the power button still blinks as if it is still in regular sleep. Below is an extract from my console showing the exact times the computer woke up -> approximately hourly. Just type "reason" in the search string matching to see the reason that caused the computer to awaken.  

 

30/06/2014 06:27:06.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
30/06/2014 06:45:47.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 62 ms
30/06/2014 07:06:14.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 07:48:48.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 08:49:39.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 09:46:51.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 10:47:44.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 11:48:38.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 12:49:31.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 13:50:24.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 14:51:17.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 15:52:10.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 16:53:04.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 17:53:57.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 18:54:50.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
30/06/2014 18:59:30.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 62 ms
30/06/2014 20:24:34.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
30/06/2014 21:06:42.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
30/06/2014 21:42:11.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 63 ms
01/07/2014 02:47:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 03:22:15.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 04:23:09.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 05:24:03.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 06:24:57.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
01/07/2014 06:44:58.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 63 ms
01/07/2014 07:08:17.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 07:47:49.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 08:48:42.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 09:49:36.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 10:50:30.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 11:51:24.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 12:52:18.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 13:53:12.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 14:54:06.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 15:55:00.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 16:55:54.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 17:56:48.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 18:57:42.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
01/07/2014 19:44:05.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 65 ms
01/07/2014 20:51:55.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 21:49:04.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 83250 ms
01/07/2014 23:07:13.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
01/07/2014 23:55:04.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 00:55:56.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 01:56:48.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 02:27:42.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 03:28:35.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 04:29:27.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 05:30:21.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 06:31:14.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
02/07/2014 06:51:37.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 60 ms
02/07/2014 07:07:53.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 07:54:55.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 08:55:47.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 09:52:45.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 10:53:37.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 11:54:30.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 12:55:24.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 13:56:19.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 14:57:12.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 15:58:05.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 16:58:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 17:59:52.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 19:00:45.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm)
02/07/2014 20:01:37.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
02/07/2014 20:33:21.000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 61 ms
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Same here, have it but never tried it.

 

S3 sleep works great though.

 

ASUS P8Z77-V Pro + i5-3570k + 660GTX - iMac13,1

 

With me.All work ok.Sleep ,wake ,but after wake i wait to 5sec to work my mouse!!!!

No Omega USB cable mouse!!!!

Check your USB 3.0 drivers or use the USB ports that are right next to the Ethernet socket. Additionally, you should disable "XHCI Handoff" in the BIOS.

However this topic is about Power Nap, not USB issues so please create a separate topic or read thru other similar topics since this is a common issue.

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Check your USB 3.0 drivers or use the USB ports that are right next to the Ethernet socket. Additionally, you should disable "XHCI Handoff" in the BIOS.

However this topic is about Power Nap, not USB issues so please create a separate topic or read thru other similar topics since this is a common issue.

 

 

Ok I try.I'll set if like working properly on your post!!!!

This feature is something I'm really interested in. Unfortunately in my case the option is not there. Except for that the system works without any problem. Is this feature related to the processor I have (Sandy Bridge)? I tried the MacPro 5,1 and iMac 13,2 definitions in my Yosemite 10.10 DP2 partition, but no dice. Should I try something else?

Ideally your CPU should be able to reach all the P-states that it is designed to have a perfectly working power management setup and subsequently power nap. Additionally the correct darkwake boot argument should be added that correspond the SMBIOS that are implemented. Common options are darkwake=0, darkwake=1, darkwake=8 and darkwake=10.

Sorry for the late reply,

 

Ideally your CPU should be able to reach all the P-states that it is designed to have a perfectly working power management setup and subsequently power nap. Additionally the correct darkwake boot argument should be added that correspond the SMBIOS that are implemented. Common options are darkwake=0, darkwake=1, darkwake=8 and darkwake=10.

 

Do you know what's the difference between darkwake=0, darkwake=1, darkwake=8 and darkwake=10?

As far as I know and as far as my system is concerned:

 

darkwake=0 -> Power Nap Disabled

darkwake=1 -> Power Nap Fully Enabled (System fully wakes. Fans on, monitors on, Hourly)

darkwake=2

darkwake=3

darkwake=4

darkwake=5

darkwake=6

darkwake=7

darkwake=8 -> Power Nap Enabled (System Fully wakes, sometimes monitor come on, sometimes not [don't know why])

darkwake=9

darkwake=10 -> Power Nap Enabled (Fans & monitors do not come on, system.log show the times that the computer woke from sleep. Time Machine Backup are performed hourly in sleep mode)

darkwake=11

 

 

Hopefully the others can elaborate on the other dark wake states. 

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As far as I know and as far as my system is concerned:

 

darkwake=0 -> Power Nap Disabled

darkwake=1 -> Power Nap Fully Enabled (System fully wakes. Fans on, monitors on, Hourly)

darkwake=2

darkwake=3

darkwake=4

darkwake=5

darkwake=6

darkwake=7

darkwake=8 -> Power Nap Enabled (System Fully wakes, sometimes monitor come on, sometimes not [don't know why])

darkwake=9

darkwake=10 -> Power Nap Enabled (Fans & monitors do not come on, system.log show the times that the computer woke from sleep. Time Machine Backup are performed hourly in sleep mode)

darkwake=11

 

 

Hopefully the others can elaborate on the other dark wake states. 

 

when i set darkwake=8 or 10. computer sleeps but fans and lights are on. and i'm unable to wake it up.  reset and it boot into yosemite as if it has woken up.  power management problem? SMBIOS set to iMac13,2 and i'm able to turn on power nap from system preference. Does Intel Smart Connect needs to be on in BIOS?

thanks.

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Does anyone know the requirements to actually get the power nap option to pop up?

 

Is it limited to certain smbios-models?

Cpu-requirements? Is ivy bridge the oldest possible?

Intel smart connect supported MB?

 

I'm trying to figure out if I'm wasting my time with the current setup or not.

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So I have a Macbook Air now from 2011 and it has a Sandy Bridge processor and Power Nap option in Power Settings. Looks like it should be possible to enable this feature on Sandy Bridge but with a laptop SMBIOS. 

The only reason I'm not trying that is because of iMessage might break and not able to boot last time I tried with Macbook Pro SMBIOS. 

Can anyone collaborate on Sandy Bridge and Power Nap testing with laptop SMBIOS?

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