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Windows 7: Windows 7 power plan Balanced or High Performance?

20 Feb 2010   #1
bobright

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 power plan Balanced or High Performance?

so i was running tuneup utilities and its giving me recommendations to optimize my comp. it has the option of setting my power plan to be balanced or for high performance, what does the majority use?

if i go with high performance does it really kill that of power, resources etc that much?


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20 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome to the forum


I, use the balanced plan. There is not that much of a difference, in my opinion. If you want to speed up your computer, we can give good recommendations.

But, don't go by my opinion, give each power plan a try yourself. If you still cannot decide, pose a specific question and you will have the cooperation of every member.

Wish you the best.
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20 Feb 2010   #3
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

this applies mainly to laptops - it's there to provide you with the option to save on battery power
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21 Feb 2010   #4
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I normally use my laptop plugged in and barely use it with the battery only, so I have it in high performance.
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21 Feb 2010   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

High Performance here, Balanced makes 7 automatically throttle CPU speed if necessary and boosting it again if necessary.
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21 Feb 2010   #6
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Since it's a Desktop, I recommend High Performance. No battery, no drain...all gain.

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