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Windows 7: Power Setting Desktop PC Performance or Balamced

01 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Power Setting Desktop PC Performance or Balamced

Hi Folks

Just wondered what is best ..... Power on High Performance or Balanced?

What do you do & why ?

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01 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I have high performance. But whether that really does anything I don't know.
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01 Apr 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have high performance. But whether that really does anything I don't know.
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01 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

My PC, which is used as a HTPC, using 2 Hauppauge 2250 cards, sometimes recording 4 HD transport streams at once, doesn't hiccup, running on balanced power.

Many modern motherboards use power phasing.
I really don't know what's controlling the power, though, the OS or the motherboard.
When I've set it to High Performance in the past, I didn't notice a difference.
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