Laptop performance

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    SirJoe

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    Most laptops have three performance choices to save battery life, where do you keep your laptop most of the time? I normally have it at balanced and often forget to change it to performance when I am doing something that needs more power. How about you?
     
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    I don't bother with those settings, the only thing that always works for me for preserving battery life, and it makes a lot of sense if you think about it, is to bring down the brightness of the display and turn off or dim the backlight of the keyboard, this always gives me extra battery time, even hours I'll say, I don't know.. I don't trust the OS built stuff to save battery or to optimize performance based on battery duration, it seams that everything becomes so slow that the battery savings are negated by the extra time that it takes to do the same stuff.
     
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    I leave it in performance mode since it's never too far away from a charger or spare battery. Setting a system with an SSD to battery save mode or balanced just slows down performance for me taking longer than the time I need to do things with it and get it to the charger to refill it.
     
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    I would say that I like activating the energy saving option of my Laptop because I mostly leave it turned on at home every ime I go out the house, I also use the lock option in order to not let the kids touch the PC in any way.
     
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    I only reduce brightness on my laptop to save battery life for the day. The default setting on my laptop sometimes hurts my eyes because it was so bright, and I can't stand it. Other than this, I also keep the Flash player off too because it sucks the life out of my battery in a matter of hours.
     
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    Doesn't your laptop hibernate? I normally don't switch my computer off during the day but it does go to sleep so the battery usage isn't that big.
     
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    I use an ASUS utility program (don't know if it's the best way) to manipulate my CPU's clocks. I now often use "Battery Saving Mode", which limits my CPU's max clocks to 5% of minimum at heavy load, since I barely do gaming at all. I only switch to "High Performance Mode" when I'm editing or converting videos. But I haven't actually switched to "High Performance Mode" for quite a while now.
     
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