Energy Management Question

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Energy Management Question

Postby gswilder » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:56 pm

Do these settings (performance, low power, etc) only apply when on battery power?

The reason I ask is I played around with changing them when plugged into AC power. I noticed the screen dimmed when I switched to low power.

Also, how do I keep it from hibernating on A/C power? Basically I want a different option (standby vs hibernate) for when I am on A/C power vs battery.

Personally I like the Standard Windows XP power management which allows me to pick different options for AC power vs battery.

Am I missing something here?

Thanks...

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Re: Energy Management Question

Postby jasdjensen » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:12 pm

Yes.. you're missing something.

The power management settings on each page have 2 sections. If you double click on one of the 4 power management levels, you'll be taken to the advanced settings page where you can tweak the settings. The top half of the screen shows the plugged in settings and the bottom half shows the running on batteries settings.

Hope that helps answer your question.
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Re: Energy Management Question

Postby Dennis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:36 am

It is important to notice that after you double click on each power management setting, then you have option under BOTH the "monitor" and 'system" tabs at the top of that window for the following for that power management setting:

Under "monitor" you have settings for plugged in and on batteries for:
Display brightness
Time to turn off backlight
Time to turn off monitor

Under "system" you have settings for plugged in and on batteries for:
Time to standby
Time to hibernate
Time to turn off hard disk
CPU Level (highest CPU frequency)
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Re: Energy Management Question

Postby Leon » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:32 am

I know you can click to activate the Power Profile you want to use. But what controls which Profile is active at Startup?
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Re: Energy Management Question

Postby jasdjensen » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:25 am

I think whatever you set it to, it stays that way until you change it again.
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