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Windows 7: Setting "Power Plan" to "High Performance" SAFE or NOT ....?

12 Dec 2015   #1
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Setting "Power Plan" to "High Performance" SAFE or NOT ....?

Something very basic that i overlooked.Which is Setting "Power Plan" to "High Performance".Currently,it is switched to "Balanced" & i am getting great FPS in majority of the games.I am getting like 60 FPS in "Metal Gear Solid : Ground Zeros".Around 40 in "Assassin's Creed : Unity" with MSAA on TXAA.

However,i am not getting very good FPS in some games like , "Call of Duty : Advanced Warfare" (34 & sometimes 38 perhaps) , "Hitman Absolution" (around 40 if EVERYTHING IS SET TO MAX,If i keep MSAA to 2x , i get good FPS , like 45 perhaps)

So,as you can see.I am eager to set the "Power Plan" to "High Performance".But i am concerned as if it will cause any OVERHEATING ISSUES in my Graphics card or cause my fans to work harder.Since everything will be running on max by setting "Power Plan" to "High Performance".

I am using a Desktop.It is an assembled PC , which i have bought for gaming.You can view the specifications under "My System Specs" (In case you are interested)

Also,i have installed a Corsair FAN by replacing the Stock Intel fan in my rig.So i do not have any overheating issues , as if yet.I have placed my RIG in a very spacious position for good ventilation.

Just to give you a rough idea of my System's Core Temp's WITH & WITHOUT GAMING.I have attached 2 pictures with this post.

I am not that knowledgeable when it comes to monitoring Temperatures & everything though.

I just want to know , if i can get more FPS / Performance Gains by setting "Power Plan" to "High Performance" & won't have to worry about issues such as : OVERHEATING / SYSTEM CRASHING / GETTING BSOD's / Similar .....




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12 Dec 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just check the temperatures while playing games with MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision. You can definitely get higher frames if you're gonna set the power plan to High Performance mode.
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12 Dec 2015   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have mine on High Performance as I use it for my recording studio. Has not caused any overheating or any other problem.
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12 Dec 2015   #4
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah you can get more fps (but it's not a drastic boost) with High performance plan and it will not cause any additional problems ,but it may rise temps by a few Celsius,nothing drastic.

It's safe!
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12 Dec 2015   #5
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Huh
Well i did a small test with Hitman Absolution Bench Mark.
And the results are shocking.

See the 2 attached pictures of , Without & With "Maximum Performance" Benchmark Test for Hitman Absolution. .


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13 Dec 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

FPS is going to depend on a lot of other devices rather than just a power plan.

Which your system spec's are pretty limited in what you actually have installed i7/ ........ ?
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13 Dec 2015   #7
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
FPS is going to depend on a lot of other devices rather than just a power plan.

Which your system spec's are pretty limited in what you actually have installed i7/ ........ ?
Agreed.I did some testing with different options today.And the weird thing is , somethings work for some games.And somethings won't.

My Specs are :

Computer Manufacturer/Model Number > Asus
OS > Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
CPU >i7
Motherboard > Gigabyte H97-D3H
RAM > 16 GB
Graphics Card > Nvidia GFORCE GTX 960 2 GB
Cooling FANS > CORSAIR Liquid Fan + One Built in FAN
Processor > i7 - 4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60GHz


I tried switching the Power Plan to "High Performance" but saw no major improvement.

Then,i saw a video regarding Adaptive Vsync which i had in my nvidia Control Panel but i had not tried EVER (Since my last Nvidia Graphics Driver Update).Also, i realized i should try selecting the specific game from "Program Settings" and then selecting "Adaptive Sync" from the Vsync section.I did that , and i was getting around 55 or above FPS in Hitman Absolution.

Now,i applied the same technique for an other game that i had , i.e " Metal Gear Solid :Ground Zeros" which was giving 60 fps already.So,just for testing i thought , may be Turning on Adaptive Sync will give more fps then 60.Strange thing happened and when i switched on Vsync from In game options (prior selecting Adaptive Sync for this particular game i.e "Metal Gear Solid : Ground Zeros" , via Nvidia Control Panel) , FPS went from 60 to 45 ...

So,PERHAPS i must do something that is already there in my task-bar i.e Ge-force Game Ready Driver (Version 359.06) ready for Update and Installation , WHICH I AM NOT DOING.Perhaps that will give me the performance BOOST that i want.But ,i am cautious to try ....
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13 Dec 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

For the most part the best improvement would be to get a G-Sync capable monitor.
AOC G2460PG 24" G-SYNC 3D-Ready Ultimate Performance Gaming Monitor 1ms (GTG) 144 Hz DisplayPort Widescreen LED Backlight - Newegg.com
And of course a gtx980
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13 Dec 2015   #9
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
For the most part the best improvement would be to get a G-Sync capable monitor.
AOC G2460PG 24" G-SYNC 3D-Ready Ultimate Performance Gaming Monitor 1ms (GTG) 144 Hz DisplayPort Widescreen LED Backlight - Newegg.com
And of course a gtx980
I bought this Assembled RIG for 4k , not more then 8 Months or so.So,i may not be buying a new Graphics Card for some years now , PERHAPS

Regarding Monitor,i like BIG SCREENS.So,i am using a 32 Inch LCD LED T.V via HDMI with my R.I.G...

By the way,I was wondering just now as to what cause Hitman Absolution's FPS to reach 60 FPS suddenly.I actually De-fragmented all of my drivers yesterday prior to my Game Test...

May be that is what giving this fps boost.It is strange cuz i was not getting 60 FPS with everything on MAX and with 8x MSAA ...
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13 Dec 2015   #10
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm just wondering how can you even play with a 30hz LCD TV properly
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