s3 sleep not working...fans always on!

APM/ACPI BIOS questions
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Good day,

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.56
BIOS Date: 02/10/99
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 02/10/1999-i440BX-8671-2A69KG0DC
OEM Sign-On: Intel 440BX/ZX AGPSet BIOS for 6BXC V.2.7
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
Superio: ITE 8671 rev 1 found at port 279h
CPU: Pentium® III (0.25 µm) 450 MHz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Unknown
BIOS ROM Size: Unknown
Memory Installed: 127 MB
Memory Maximum: Unknown

the problem here is that the deepsleep....str....s3 sleep state is not available. soooo in standby the fans (LOUD) stay on alllll the time

start\control panel\power management...advanced tab = there is no option to enable deepsleep

i tried changing the regedit value.....no help

best i can figure is my mainboard is apm only.
GA-6bxc rev 1.9

I'm sick of it. i greatly apreciate your suggestions.
El cheapo dude
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You have a very old BIOS release. Why don't you update it?
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Moth ... me=GA-6BXC
(I'd go for the F4c beta)
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Thanks for the reply.
I did update the bios on a second identical machine with no positive results. so far I haven't done a full reinstall of windows on that machine since then...so I guess it's possible that that would solve it. thought I doubt that.

My big question is weather my mainboard will ever support str/s3 sleep. Or is it just way too old.
I think it could only be the mainborard...the bios...or windows ME...that is holding me back.

thanks for the input
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