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Windows 7: Power settings never work

01 Aug 2010   #11
BDM

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

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Try a custom plan and make sure that Link state management for PCI is set to off.
It is custom. Could you explain link state management for PCI?


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01 Aug 2010   #12
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Try a custom plan and make sure that Link state management for PCI is set to off.
It is custom. Could you explain link state management for PCI?
Its to do for putting PCI cards to sleep, similar to selective PCI suspend. Problem is, it tends not to work. I'd also set the HDD to never turn off, and set the CPU minimum to 50% and maximum to 100%. That way 7 can save power and throttle the PC if its not being used. I wouldn't do this for a gaming PC. Last thing you need is dips in FPS.
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01 Aug 2010   #13
BDM

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Try a custom plan and make sure that Link state management for PCI is set to off.
It is custom. Could you explain link state management for PCI?
Its to do for putting PCI cards to sleep, similar to selective PCI suspend. Problem is, it tends not to work. I'd also set the HDD to never turn off, and set the CPU minimum to 50% and maximum to 100%. That way 7 can save power and throttle the PC if its not being used. I wouldn't do this for a gaming PC. Last thing you need is dips in FPS.
Ahh, ok. Yup, this is my main gaming machine. I use this for web browsing also, but generally stick to my other quad core machine (another one of my home built machines for video & web use).
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02 Aug 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

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I always start with reinstalling the Display driver, checking optional Updates for newer, looking on computer or vid card maker's support Downloads webpage for your model for other display drivers. Try each. Try Vista drivers also installed in Vista compat mode.

On mouse, keyboard, LAN and other major devices in Device Manager, look for a Power Management tab to uncheck Allow Device to Wake Computer.

Check also the Performance -Diagnostics log found by clicking through WEI score link on Computer>Properties page, then Advanced Tools. Look for repeat errors at the moment of standby to see what is hanging computer. Google also all repeat errors here and in Event Viewer>Admin View to resolution.

Generate a System Health Report and look for cued issues at the top of Advanced Tools page.
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06 Aug 2010   #15
BDM

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

UPDATE: I finally had a chance to sit down and play around with the settings. It turns out my gaming mouse (Razer Deathadder 3500/dpi) software was the cause. Version's 3.00 or 3.01 made no difference. I simply un-installed their software. I'm using the windows software to change mouse settings. Thanks for the tips gents.

P.S., I Googled for any issues with Razer's software, and it seems there are plenty of issues, though none like mine. I'm not going to waste any further time on Razer software. It's doing what I want it to do without their goodies installed.
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06 Aug 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

This is why I always wait to install the full software package on anything which will otherwise work with just the driver. If you do install the Software, turn it off if possible in msconfig>Startup or Services.msc.

An example is laptop touchpad. You only need the software package if you want the scrolling or tap feature on the touchpad, which also needs to be in startup list. If the scrolling annoys you (as it does me) you don't need the software which can bug out at any time.
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