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Windows 7: Differences AHCI vs ACPI?

07 Jun 2015   #1
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Differences AHCI vs ACPI?

When reading some config recommendations always two different hardware features are mentioned:

AHCI and ACPI

What is the difference?
Both seem to be power-saving-related.

Is one for hard disks and the other for CPU only?

Is one in BIOS-only configurable the other from WinOS configurable?

Peter


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07 Jun 2015   #2
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