Changing your power options is a great way to customize the way Windows uses energy on your computer. It can save you money on your electric bill if you set it to “Conserve” or it can be used to maximize performance when needed.
Windows has a number of different power options that you can choose from and each setting will affect the amount of energy used by different components on your system. The two main types of power plans available are Balanced and Power Saver.
Balanced mode is the default setting and it strikes a good balance between energy saving and performance. It adjusts itself based on the activity on your system and can use more power when needed.
Power saver mode is the most energy efficient option and as its name implies, it will conserve energy and minimize the power usage of certain components on your device. So if you don’t need all the extra performance then this would be the best option for you.
To change your power options open the Control Panel and select the “Power Options” option. You will then be able to select the plan you want to use. If you want to customize the settings, you can click on “Change Plan Settings” which will take you to the “Edit Plan Settings” page. Here you can choose how your system will behave in different situations such as dimming the display, turning off the hard drive or processor, and putting the system into sleep mode. You can also specify how long the system will be inactive before it enters sleep mode and how long it will stay in sleep mode before waking up.
Once you have selected the settings you want to use, you can click “Save Changes” to make them active. You can also switch between the different plans quickly by clicking the “Choose a Power Plan” button at the top of the “Power Options” window.
You can also find advanced power settings and tweak some of the options that are not available in the Basic plan settings. To do this, click on “Change Advanced Power Settings” at the bottom of the Power Options window. Here you can adjust options such as cooling policy, USB selective suspend settings, and processor power management.
By selecting the correct power plan and adjusting the power settings to fit your needs, you can optimize your system’s performance while conserving energy at the same time.