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Laptop automatically switches to Power saver mode

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Laptop automatically switches to Power saver mode


    I'm currently experiencing this issue and it's really annoying. I just bought this laptop for 2 months and it's been working fine. Then suddenly this problem started yesterday. Generally every time I open up a game my laptop will automatically switch to Power saver mode and it causes some lags in the game. At this point I would Alt+Tab to desktop and switch it to "High Performance". Here's the annoying part, even though I have set it back to "High Performance", the laptop still works as it in "Power saver" mode, I can tell because the game is still laggy and slow. I tried to restart the laptop and experienced the same issue. I ran a Full scan by using Avast Internet Security 2014 and didn't detect any problem at all. What should I do? Thank you.

    By the way my OS is windows 8.1

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Frankie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like some sort of power management software that came preinstalled by the OEM on the laptop. Check to see if such software is on there, and what it is set to.

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for responding. But, um... can you go more detailed? Like, how do I check it? Sorry I'm new to this thing
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    What brand and model number is the laptop? I'll see if I can find more info about it.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    It's a Samsung 470R5E-K01

    Windows 8 64 bit
    CPU: Intel Core i53230M
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Well, I couldn't find anything specific. If you look on your Apps screen, it will list all of your installed programs. Look through them to see if any are from Samsung or look like a power management type program, then open it to see if so, and to make any needed settings changes.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I checked and didn't see anything specifically related to the issue I'm having. I'm thinking about restoring my system because I did back it up after I bought my laptop for a few days. I just hesitate in doing so because I might be losing a lot of data. Will restoring help?
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Since you didn't have this issue originally, it should help. However, you should back up anything that you do not want to lose to a separate location so you don't lose it.

    Before doing a factory reset (if that's what you meant), see if you may be able to just do a system restore using a restore point dated before this issue started to hopefully undo it without risk to anything in your user folders.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I'll try that now. Thanks alot! Really appreciate it
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