In the Windows Control Panel, there are several power options that allow you to customize your computer’s power settings to best suit your needs. The different power options include:
1. Balanced: This option is the default power plan that comes with most versions of Windows, and it balances energy efficiency and system performance. It reduces full-load power consumption by dynamically scaling back processor performance and system cooling, as well as adjusting display brightness.
2. Power Saver: This option reduces your computer’s power consumption at the cost of system performance. It increases battery life by throttling processor performance, disabling hardware components, and reducing display brightness.
3. High Performance: This option gives the maximum performance at the cost of increased power consumption. It enables maximum processor performance and increases fan speed and other hardware components.
4. Ultimate Performance: This option is optimized for performance. It includes all of the features of the High Performance option but with even higher levels of processor performance, fan speed, and system cooling.
5. Custom: This option allows you to customize your power plan by setting various values for processor performance, fan speed, system cooling, and display brightness.
6. Power Saving Settings: This option allows you to enable or disable various features related to energy efficiency. This includes the ability to change when the monitor turns off and when the computer goes into sleep mode.
7. Battery Saver: This option enables a mode in which your computer uses less power to extend your battery life. It reduces background activity and disables certain features in order to conserve energy.
8. Sleep Modes: This option allows you to configure when and how your computer enters sleep mode. You can also adjust the settings for how long the computer remains in sleep mode and when it wakes up.
9. Hibernation: This option allows you to configure when and how your computer enters hibernation mode. Hibernation mode allows your computer to enter a low-power state in order to save energy.
10. Advanced Power Options: This option allows you to configure advanced settings related to power management. This includes settings related to processor performance, system cooling, display brightness, hard drive activity, and more.