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    I just upgraded my computer using a ASUS M4N78 PRO motherboard with a AMD Athlon (tm) II x 2 240
    processor 2.80 Ghz with win 7, 32 bit. Everything is running OK much faster than my old MSI with XP, but
    I have a question. When I turn my computer off the mouse, keyboard and any other external devices I may
    have running remain on. Is this normal or is there some setting I'm missing. After a short while I just shut
    of the power on power supply to turn these off, is either one of these a real problem? Thank you for any info
    you can give me.


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    No, it's not normal to have power going through to your keyboard and mouse while the computer is "off".
    Check through some of your bios settings carefully. USB vs PS/2??

    After looking around a bit, it would seem that some boards can do this; Allow the computer to be turned on or off through the keyboard. I would go through your bios documentation, or search for it on the Asus site. Maybe post a question in their forums. Don't forget to give them the exact make and model of keyboard/mouse.
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