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Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Q: Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Hi. If i change in Windows 10 in Power Management from Balanced to Power Saver is this safe for graphic card?
I change from Balanced to Power Saver and fps in benchmark went from 180fps to 50fps. Is there any hardware related changes due to swap from Balanced to Power Saver ?

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A: Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.
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A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.
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A:Power Supply/Graphic Card Questions

Don't get a modular PSU if you're not really, really, really persistent about having one or two cables less inside the case. It's just not worht the extra price, and the loss of power the cables cause, and the multi-rail design instead of the rock-solid single rail desing. Get this instead: or this even cheaper and well enough.
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[Extra info]
Operating System: Windows XP
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz
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--------------- : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

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A:graphic card problem - Save power mode

"I've done test to see if it was monitor [had 2 monitors. 2nd monitor failed.]
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If you reduce power, you also reduce performance.
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A:Prevent switch from Balanced power mode to Power Saver mode

Do you have some program in auto startup that might be doing this ?
Laptops may come with some utility for this ???
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Quote: Originally Posted by Deviad

Hello everyone,
I haven't had any chance to test this deeply as I would like but anyways that is.
I suggest everyone with more than 1 Hard disk drive to disable the feature that switches off the hard drives after x minutes of inactivity as this caused me issues to the hard drive (bad sectors).
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Anyone else has verified this thing?

No, i actually always leave it disabled.
I don't like Windows turning off things without my consent. :P
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My Windows VISTA has locked up in power saver mode. I have turned the computer off & unplugged and the screen still won't come on. Is there anything I can do?

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Does the screen fail to work at all?

How about Safe Mode?

Does an external monitor work with the PC?
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A:Freeze when returning from scr sav and power saver

Try using only a screensaver, OR only letting your power settings turn off the monitor. Don't use both.
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I am able to tell my PC to sleep after a certain amount of time but I would like to know if there is a way to tell it to totally shutdown instead. Thanks for your help

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A:Can you set PC to auto shutdown in power saver?

Sure. Take a look at this: Power Plan Settings - Change

You might consider either Hybrid Sleep or Hibernate.
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A:Dell Power Saver Mode

Well dust doesnt help any computer whether its a laptop or desktop. Although desktops for some reason get more dust in them than a laptop.Not everyone is comfortable taking computers apart to fix them.If people arent sure what they are doing take it somewhere and pay the money to have it done right.One wrong move and a computer can become a very expensive paperweight in minutes.
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What I've done so far: I switched the cooling method to "battery optimized" for both power modi, but without any effect.

1) Is there any quite office mode available (as many other notebook manufacturers offer for there business notebooks) to work in a silent environment?
2) Is there any option to deinstall the Toshiba Power Saver Settings and use the standard Windows7 cooling methods, because Windows 7 in general offers a passive cooling option with the effect that the fan is off.

Thanks a lot!

A:Tecra M11 power saver settings - fan almost always on

I?m really wondering this ?cooling method? settings didn?t help. I have Tecra A11 with Win7 64 bit and my notebook is absolutely silent. Changing these settings on several other Toshiba notebooks the result was the same. Notebook was much quieter.

Which power plan do you use?
Have you noticed some difference when you switch to ?Toshiba eco mode??

# As far as I know such mode is not available on Toshiba notebooks.
# You can remove Toshiba power saver but it is a little bit complicated. You must remove whole Toshiba value added package. Later you must install VAP again but not in standard but custom mode and remove check mark in front of applications you don?t want to install.
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A:Monitor Power Saver Intermittant

Download HiJackThis. Run the update feature for it then scan your system. Save the file then copy and paste the results back here. Don't try to fix anything until the experts here have a chance to look at it and advise you.
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With Win98SE and Office there a way to save and install a Power Point slide show as a Screen Saver???

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A:Using Power Point as a sreen saver??????

Try it free?
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I know it is possible to make a Power Point slide into a screen saver. What does it take to do the reverse -- make a screen saver into a power point slide?

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Hello Again!
I see a few people have read my first posting, but as I have had no response to date, I thought perhaps I should be a little more specific...
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A:Screen saver to power point slide II

You need to get a screen capture utility that will capture full motion video. You can then activate the screen saver via display properties in the screensaver tab.
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Probably not but it would be cool and convenient.

A:Is it possible to connect a particular screen saver to a power plan?

AFAIK, no. Screensavers are "connected" to your desktop theme - if you save a theme different from your current, and assign another screensaver to it, it should change when you which between themes.
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any suggestions?

A:Screen Saver and Power Save issue

see the screen saver thread under "vista". I had the same problem and got it solved thanks to this site.
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I liked the Toshiba Power Saver that I had used for so long with my laptop, but after upgrading to W7-32b it does not work anymore... Most of the new utilities and drivers from Toshiba are specific for W7-64b.

I was wondering if a driver from a relatively new computer (32b based) would work fine in mine and, if it is worth a try, which one would be the most "similar" laptop to mine?

In case nothing works is there any other power management utility that you could recommend me?


Toshiba Satellite M40X-115

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hi fernandoc, if your laptop originally came with Vista, just reinstall the same drivers, but install them in Compatibility mode with Vista,
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A:During Partitioning PC stops - How to disable Power Saver

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
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Thanks for any help or input.

A:Power options and screen saver problems
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A:after 4 minutes monitor wakes up from power saver mode

I'm not really sure what you are after, but if you don't want a screensaver, why not set it to "none" instead of "blank" That way there is no time factor involved, and the welcome screen will appear normally.
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Go to Solution.

A:Horizon 2 immediately enters power saver mode

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of the problem.  Unfortunately what you have described is not something a new system should do.  Since the system is brand new, I would suggest you just return it to Best Buy and do an exchange.
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i got it uninstalled, now when i try to put the s/w bac on, it gives me this
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Is there any way I can manually edit the profile settings? Maybe via registry?

I've tried EXPORTING the profile to .pow files but I have no idea how to read or edit them (tried notepad).

A:Power Saver profile doesn't turn off aero

hi Psych0, and welcome to sevenforums - the place to be,

do you simply want to turn off aero permanently?

if so, right-click desktop >> personalise >> select windows 7 basic theme
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A:Confusion about Sleep Settings and Power Saver Options

this should be simple English because that all I can speak .
lan is a local area network, used In a business setting for the most part ,iam sure some guys have them at home! so wake on lan means the computer can be awaken by the company IT guy from his computer using a magic packet ,what ever that is ?,or something like that ,so you /me can disable that feature ,
magic packet ,info from my best friend on the internet .
Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
as for the first part of you post ,if it stops the computer from automatic sleep ,then don't uncheck it ,if you don't want to manually put it to sleep
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Just curious if anyone knows of a quick way to change the power settings and/or screen saver without having to right click on desktop and choose properties. It's not that it's that hard to do it this way, but I was curious if there was some utility or batch file that could be created to quickly switch between settings.

A:Quickly Change Power Settings & Screen Saver

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A:Power saver mode (monitor) wakes up if screensaver is used.

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A:Power saver on battery not changing taskbar colour

See if this tutorial will help you out any Visual Effects Settings - Change
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A:intermittent failure of screen saver and power settings.

Would someone please read my above post, and if possible, offer me some advice regarding my screensaver, etc.?

Thank you very much.


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By the way my OS is windows 8.1

A:Laptop automatically switches to Power saver mode

Hello Frankie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like some sort of power management software that came preinstalled by the OEM on the laptop. Check to see if such software is on there, and what it is set to.

Hope this helps some,
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A:How Safe is the High Performance Power Plan in Windows 8.1

I have been using computers 24/7 for many years now and always on modified High performance power plan where any and all power saving features are disabled, Mostly overclocked to the max stable OC. With good cooling and virtually no chance of overheating, there was no ill effect that could be attributed to heat or instability. To make sure all is running all the time, all devices and HDDs are set to "never turn off" or "Turn this device off to save...."
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So it's "full steam ahead" for me with no problems with it.
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A:power management

I recommend you to try unhooking your monitor and hooking it back up. That might work on some monitors.
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A:Power management

I have always set all the power saving options to Always On and leave the screen saver off. When I am leaving the PC for more than a few minutes, I turn the monitor off. If there's an open project I'm working on, it's always there when I return. Using the Standby mode and other handy features, raises the possibility that you will loose it when the darn thing doesn't "wake up" when you want it to. It only takes a few seconds for the monitor to come up and you know you have it just like you left it.
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A:Power Management in XP

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A:Power Management

If you open the Action Center, you should be able to turn off that message.

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A:Power Management

You probably need to enable APM (advanced power management) in your bios.
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A:Power management

Many times Power Management options as originally designed do not work well. If the system was designed specifically to be compatable with power management all will go well until something changes. In your case it could be addition of a video card or updated drivers. Or incompatable drivers to start with. The only suggestion I would have is go to your Video cards manufacturers website and see if newer drivers are available. If you have on Motherboard video then to the Motherboard manufacturer you must go.

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A:xp pro power management

i had the same problem with my ibm thinkpad t23. there are two solutions: upgrade to service pack 2, but thats a huge download. service pack 2 MIGHT enable your advanced PM. the other option is to go to toshibas website and download the PM drivers for your laptop
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Is Hp Power Management compatible with windows 8? i re installed it but it never seems to run, and it doesnt dim the screen or work in anyway, please let me know, thanks guys
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This is a second attempt for this question:

I have a W2K server domain in a small business office. Two of the PC's are running WinXP Pro. The two pcs have to stay active 24/7/365. By default the macines go into standby is left unused for 15 minutes. These machine are logged into by several users a day using a domain login account. The only accounts that can change the settings are admina and power users.

Is there a setting that changes it for all users or a group policy that can be enacted for all users. I dont want to make everyone that uses the machine a power user for security reasons. Changing the setting by an administratopr does not affect all users.

A:Power Management

Your question is a bit unclear.
<<Is there a setting that changes it for all users or a group policy that can be enacted for all users.>>
Changes what? What exactly are you trying to do?
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I'm running Windows XP Home. I know how to get to my POWER OPTIONS PROPERTIES WINDOW. I know how to adjust my Monitor settings to shut my monitor down, however how do I get my computer to Sleep? What is the difference between SYSTEM STANDBY and SYSTEM HIBERNATES options? Which function should I use if I want my computer to basically shut down if I'm not using it after a certain peroid time? Also under Power Schemes options I have it set for "always on". Where should be set? Thanks

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To get your computer to sleep go to the advanced tab on the power options. There you can set different reactions for your actions like sleep when I push the power button. My understanding of standby is that during stand by the computer essentially shuts down with the exception of the memory. This way the data for the current system state are still stored there allowing quicker restart while the battery, if it is a laptop, lasts or the power is plugged in. Hibernation is similar except the data from the memory is stored in a temporary file on the hard drive and the computer shuts down completely. When it restarts it reloads the data from the drive to the memory and restarts much the same as sleep mode from there. Problems with both of these modes is that changes to things such as the last good configuration, registry or profile are not completely saved which can cause certain issues if these are used all of the time. As far as the settings for your power scheme the right one is the one that makes the computer do what you want it to do. Other than that it doesn't matter. For myself unless it is a laptop I have it set to always on and turn all of the items underneath to never so I don't have to wait for anything.
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Windows 7 has the full and basic aero themes that can be changed inside personalization. Windows used to automatically disable Windows Aero (transparency) when I unplug my laptop from the mains.
I reset the theme and now it doesn't do this anymore. I can't seem to find how to enable this again. I've checked the advanced power options and control panel but turning back on this feature is eluding me. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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You might try

Start> Right Click Computer> Properties> Advanced System Settings> Advanced tab> In Performance - Settings> Check Let Windows choose what's best for my computer

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Hello to all,

Not a big deal, but my machine doesn't seem to go into Standby automatically lately unless I do it manually. The settings in Power Management under Control Panel seem to be OK, unless I'm overlooking something. Any takes on it?

Pete C.

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Any number of things can prevent a computer from going into standby mode. Nearly any program running in the background can cause the problem. The only way to figure out which one is to start disabling things. Unfortunately, security software is a frequent culprit, and you don't want to disable that.