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Windows 7: Windows 7 enters Power Save after 20 minutes

10 Sep 2010   #1
JRHorse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 enters Power Save after 20 minutes

I have 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium here on my home-built computer. The monitor enters power save mode exactly 20 minutes after I last touch the keyboard or mouse. When I am watching movies on my computer, it gets frustrating that I have to move the mouse every so often just so that I get 20 more minutes of uninterrupted viewing time. Unlike other users here that have reported similar issues, the computer returns to normal once I move the mouse (for another 20 minutes, then returns to power save). In addition, sometimes the sound mutes when it goes into power save mode.

I would like to know how I can disable this so that the computer does not enter power save mode. My Windows 7 power settings are already set to High Performance mode, to Never turn off the display and Never put the computer to sleep. The advanced settings have also been set not to enter power save. Yet the system still goes to power save after exactly 20 minutes.

I have looked at monitor settings, video card settings, and BIOS settings to see if there are any power save options that I could select or change, to no avail. I contacted eVGA (my video card manufacturer) and ASUS (my motherboard manufacturer) about the issue, and both replied that the problem was with the Operating System.

I have been stumped as to what has caused this problem, and other Windows 7 forums that I have presented this issue to have not come up with an answer, so I hope someone here can point me in the correct direction. Thanks very much.


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10 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

From start, type in "power options" -> choose when to turn off the display -> never

**EDIT** oops, I just reread that you did this.
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10 Sep 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Do you have your screen saver enabled, to go to blank monitor?
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10 Sep 2010   #4
JRHorse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The Screen Saver is disabled, and the power save issue still exists. Forgot to mention that in the initial thread.
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10 Sep 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have you tried updating the bios for your motherboard?

Regards
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10 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Are you using Asus EPU?
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10 Sep 2010   #7
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

You can also find updated versions for Asus utilities here - Asus FTP (Check the dates if you need to verify the versions)

Regards
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10 Sep 2010   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
You can also find updated versions for Asus utilities here - Asus FTP (Check the dates if you need to verify the versions)

Regards
Actually, the EPU has power saving modes, including monitor. I wanted to make sure that wasn't set.

I LOVE Asus, but HATE their utilities.
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10 Sep 2010   #9
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
You can also find updated versions for Asus utilities here - Asus FTP (Check the dates if you need to verify the versions)

Regards
Actually, the EPU has power saving modes, including monitor. I wanted to make sure that wasn't set.

I LOVE Asus, but HATE their utilities.

Thanks for pointing that out Lemur.
Some Asus board users had reported having issues with both EPU-6 and Asus AI with 7. The new versions have resolved some of those issues for some of them.

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I LOVE Asus, but HATE their utilities.[/QUOTE]

Me too.
Regards
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10 Sep 2010   #10
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
You can also find updated versions for Asus utilities here - Asus FTP (Check the dates if you need to verify the versions)

Regards
Actually, the EPU has power saving modes, including monitor. I wanted to make sure that wasn't set.

I LOVE Asus, but HATE their utilities.

Thanks for pointing that out Lemur.
Some Asus board users had reported having issues with both EPU-6 and Asus AI with 7. The new versions have resolved some of those issues for some of them.

Regards
Hmmm... maybe I should try them again. I was so turned off from bad experiences ...
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