Quote: Originally Posted by MartinYonko
So the main things I would like my laptop to do:
*reduce the heat
*keep the internet connection(which is needed since I am playing an online game
*keep the game running
*reduce the ventilation
(*eventually work with the LCD screen down)
Martin Welcome to SevenForums,
your laptop has 3 basic "power plans":
Yep, Power Saver is best for low temps. WIN + X | Battery Status
section | choose Power Saver
in the box (default setting is Balanced) WIN=
key with the Microsoft logo on top.
Another heat generator because it is the greatest consumer of power in a laptop is the display. WIN + X | Display
section | slide the slider to the lowest level acceptable to you.
Do not block any of the vents or openings on your laptop, especially any on the bottom. This is probably the greatest sin commited by laptop users.
Every 3 months, take a can of compressed air and blow air into all openings. This helps to get dust out.
That's the major power points.
Now to keep your internet connection going:
Here the important point is to make sure that Win 7 doesn't power down your hardware to save power.
I'll give a couple of examples: WIN |
type DEVMGMT.MSC |
expand Modems | right-click
on your modem | Properties
item | Power Management
tab | uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device
| checkmark Allow this device to wake the computer.
Look for the Power Management tab on any device that you don't want going to sleep on you. Be sure to check any USB hubs/ports that you need to not go to sleep. WIN |
type POWER OPTIONS | Change plan settings for your selected plan | Change advanced power settings |
expand USB Settings
| expand USB selective suspend setting | On battery:
and Plugged in:
select Disabled | expand Sleep | expand Allow Wake Timers |
set both to Disabled
(strange but true) | expand Wireless Adapter Settings | expand Power Saving Mode |
set On battery and Plugged In
to Maximum Performance | OK
You get the idea. Have fun.