I recently found out about this feature, but haven't quite got it to work for me yet. What I'm trying to do is get the PC to start by itself at a set time each morning, triggered by the Real Time Clock (RTC).
In Asus' EFI BIOS, this is accessed by clicking the Advanced/Exit button in the upper right of the screen, then selecting Advanced. In the Advanced screen, click the Advanced tab, go to the bottom and select APM. This brings up a menu to select the Day, Hour, Minute and Second for the RTC alarm.
I did a quick test and set it to come on after 10 mins or so, but it did not work. After F10 Save and reboot, then a normal shutdown, reboot again and shutdown to wait for the RTC to go off and do an auto-boot, but it didn't work.
Several things that may be problems I don't quite understand yet....the Day in the APM menu, is it the actual day of the month, or a delay in days? Also, I have read the system may not cycle to do the action until the day following setting this up.
I always leave the motherboard PSU on when shutting down, otherwise the RTC resets and this won't work. Anything I'm missing or not doing properly? I am running Windows 7-64.