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Power Plans

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Power Plans


    Hey there.

    I was wondering how Power Plans work. Say, I have my Power Plan set on Balanced. Now it'll adapt to the Balanced settings for plugged and unplugged respectively.

    Now say, my computer needs more power for a task I'm performing while I'm not plugged in. Will it be able to push itself to it's capabilities, or would it stay restricted? How about when it's plugged in?

    If I would rather have "High Performance" settings when I'm plugged in, and "Balanced" when I'm not, is there a way to do that? It's clear that Power Plans work even while being plugged in, but I see no need to limit the PC while you aren't on battery.

    Thanks. XD

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello XD, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    All of the default power plans have the same options. It's just that each one has it's own preset settings of each option. You of course can set these how you like though.

    Since your PC uses a battery, you will be able to set your power plan options to what you like for when you are "Plugged in" and "On battery" for the same power plan. This way you will have two separate actions for the same setting depending on if you are "Plugged in" and "On battery".

    Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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