Power management refers to the capability of a computer or its operating system to regulate its power usage. This can help achieve cooler and quieter operation, longer-lasting electrical components, and for laptops, longer battery life.

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Power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop

I am using a Dell n5050 laptop, recently I noticed that I have a problem with my laptop. Namely, the power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop. I've found two options: long press of ...
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Computer shuts down when trying to wake up after going a sleep for a while

I've got a windows 8.1 computer that goes to sleep and wakes up fine in the space of about 30 mins, but if you try and wake it up after that, it shuts down. I think I've tried ever combination in ...
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Sleep after and Hibernate after in Power Options

In Power Options, when you change a plan's settings, you have the options to change the Sleep after time and Hibernate after time: I have a couple of questions regarding the different scenarios for ...
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How does windows “limit” the CPU (Power Options / Battery saving)

Can anyone explain how Windows effectively limits the CPU? Last time I tried some tricks to let my laptop not overheat, so I tried limiting the CPU to 70%. As for my suprise it stopped my laptop ...
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How to easily toggle to and from High Performance power mode in Windows 8

Windows 7 and 8 have three default "power modes", regarding how much the prioritise speed vs conserving energy: "Power saver", "Balanced", and "High Performance". On a portable machine with a battery ...
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Can a faulty battery cause my laptop to shutdown even on AC line? (battery installed AND plugged in together)

Until recently, I experience something rather annoying (and troublesome) with my laptop. It spontaneously shuts down itself without any warning, it restarts. No blue screen, no hanging program, just ...
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Dell Dimension E521 not waking up from sleep or hibernate

I have been having some unusual power management problems on my Dell Dimension E521. When the computer goes to suspend mode automatically, it suspends properly, but when I turn it on, all I get is a ...
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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...
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Laptop waking up from sleep because of “power button”? (Windows 8.1)

My computer is brand new but has a serious problem - it wakes up from sleep mode on its own in the middle of the night, usually a couple hours after I put it into sleep mode. This problem is ...
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How to disallow USB devices to wake the computer by default in Windows 7

Every time I plug in a new mouse/keyboard or plug an existing one to a new USB port, I have to manually go to the device manager, go to the device's property page, and uncheck "Allow this device to ...
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How do you check how much power a USB port can deliver?

Some laptops have a special USB port that can deliver more power than the other ones. However it is not always easy to identify which one is the good one, nor how much power it can deliver. So is ...
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How to turn off the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep?

How to turn of the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep ? The problem is that when I enable ‘Turn off display after x minutes’ feature from control panel, the device ...
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How do I stop laptop from underclocking?

My Dell M1530 never seems to run at its full clock speed, regardless of the tasks I throw at it. To diagnose this I have my Dell M1530 configured to use 100% CPU clock speed at all times (regardless ...
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second Hdd on optical bay and power consuption

I have a new Lenovo W541, and while the first week the fully charged battery was saying 4 hours left", after I added 1T HDD on the optical bay (DVD slot) now it says 2 hours left. I read around that ...
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High Sleep Power Consumption in Yosemite

Over the last week, my OS X Yosemite (rMBP 2015) has been consuming large amounts of power in sleep mode (~20% over 12 hours). I am not aware of any particular thing I might have done to make this ...
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Set brightness to zero in Windows (like in Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I have a dual boot Lenovo W520 system, with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. In Ubuntu, when I set the brightness to the lowest value, the backlight actually turns off, which is a brilliant battery saver. ...
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Energy manager conservation mode is not working properly

I have a Lenovo Z510 with its official energy manager installed on it. Most of the times my laptop is plugged in and I've turned on conservation mode in energy manager in order to increase the life of ...
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Is there a way to execute a program on power events?

I'm basically looking for a way to execute an application when my laptop transitions to battery power and, similarly, when it returns to AC. Is there a built-in hook in Windows or a third-party ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has no Suspend or Hibernate Options

I have a Lenova Yoga 2 Pro, and I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I am having some issues setting the power functions. At the moment I can not suspend or hibernate the laptop. So from Gnome 3.10 I have ...
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How can I prevent my wireless mouse from waking my Windows 7 computer?

My mouse is so sensitive that it randomly wakes my computer up even when I don't touch the mouse. I don't want this to happen, so I want to disable the mouse's ability to wake the computer. I know ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop; Is there a way for closed lid to cause sleep but not when there is a monitor hooked up?

Is it possible to make a laptop sleep when the lid is closed UNLESS there is an external monitor that is plugged in? Perhaps a registry hack or third party software? The control panel power settings ...
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How can I stop my laptop from automatic waking up?

My laptop wakes up automatically exactly 12 hours after it was put into a sleep mode. It has this behavior from the beginning, it is very annoying, especially then the lid is closed and it wakes up ...
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My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
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Powering down the display in XP with a command

Is there a command to power down the display in Windows XP? That is, a command that causes the video card to stop sending a signal to the monitor until input is received, much as power management does ...
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Battery stops charging at 60% after installing Ubuntu

I had Windows 7 installed on my Dell laptop. The battery was working correctly and charging to 100%. When I installed Ubuntu I noticed that battery is charging to 60% only. I thought it was just a ...
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ASUS Z87-PRO cannot power-on via USB from S5

I have the ASUS Z87-PRO connected to a Seasonic S12 II Bronze power supply. All USB ports are powered while the device is powered-off - S5 (by having the "ErP ready" option in BIOS disabled). I ...
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Cannot Wake Laptop From Sleep

I just got a laptop with Windows 8.0 Pro 64 bit. I know this is common problem but I cannot get this solved. When the laptop goes to sleep, it cannot be woken up. I have tried to search google and ...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...
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really disable power save in linux wifi

I've got a laptop with an Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (using iwlwifi kernel module). Although power_save (a module parameter) is disabled, I can see 802.11 ...
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Screen brightness maxes out automatically when watching videos or playing games

The screen brightness maxes out automatically each time I am wath videos or playing games on my laptop (a Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66HR). What i have done recently: I bought new Samsung Evo SSD ...
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Default Power Plan options apart from Balanced have disappeared, how to restore them?

On Windows 8.1 on a Microsoft Surface, normally I have Balanced, Power saver, and maybe High Performance. Today I only have Balanced ... where could the others have gone? When I go to Control ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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Automatic power on my server

I have a problem with electricity in my company (common cuts) how can I make my server (DELL POWEREDGE 2900) starts automatically when the electricity is restored and I'm not there
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Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop lid close

I have a new dell XPS laptop. My external Dell monitor attached to my laptop.Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached ...
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External hard drive spinning down too early

I have a Mac Mini 2007 running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with an external Hitachi Touro Mobile 3.0 attached. APM is 127 (hdparm -B127) with standby value of 1 hour (hdparm -B242). But the disk is ...
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Power configuration for docked - undocked laptop

I have a problem with my power configuration for my laptop. I have a laptop (Dell E-6530) which I use for work at home and at office. At office I also have a docking station (Dell E-Port Plus II) with ...
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How to find out what's causing a laptop to take too long to go to sleep?

Until recently my laptop took at most around 5 seconds to go to sleep when the lid is closed. This was the case for several months. Recently however, my laptop takes around 2 minutes (maybe more) to ...
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Will external screens dim as part of power management?

Most, if not all, Windows laptop computers will dim their screens after a configurable time duration. After an additional time duration, the screen will turn off completely. These settings are ...
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Fixing hibernation on Windows 8

My Windows 8 will not hibernate anymore. I ran sfc /scannow, found some issues, ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, and again sfc /scannow, and all is good. I've disabled and enabled ...
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Enable Lenovo's “conservation mode” on boot

I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop with Lenovo's Energy Manager installed. Inside the manager's settings menu is an option to enable "conservation mode", which keeps the battery charged in the 40-65% range ...
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Overriding “The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware”

My Thinkpad automatically locks the CPU frequency to ~1,5Ghz while the adapter is plugged in without a battery, as described in this article. I don't care whether the adapter can support it or not ...
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Can the power button of a PC or laptop be remapped?

Forget for a second how bad an idea this would be. But is it possible to remap the power button of a PC or laptop to, say, print some message or anything other than managing the power? If not, why? ...
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All USB devices randomly stop working under Windows 8.1

As the title says, this problem (USB devices stop working) happens completely randomly – once a day, 5 times a day, or sometimes not at all. I have searched the event viewer after restarting every ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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How can I change the description of a power plan in Windows 8?

I used the powercfg utility within windows to duplicate a power plan that my Samsung SSD software created and I would like to change the description of the new plan.
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USB device loses power after 20 seconds Windows 8.1

Alright so I recently started using a Tritton Primer Headset, it worked fine for a day but since then the USB powered baseplate receives power for around 20 seconds then it drops to 0ma. After 20 ...
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PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS

Unfortunately where I live I do not have 24/7 electricity. My new PC rig which is considered to be a high-end(gaming) system is connected to a brand new APS/UPS that have these specs: DC-AC ...
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How can I make windows reset the power plan to a chosen one after each restart?

After I start my pc every morning I don't want to check what power plan I am using and comfortably start my favorite game without worrying about whether I left a power saving power plan on. It could ...
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All USB devices go to sleep in idle mode on Windows 7

A strange thing happened after a few updates to the system: Intel rapid storage SSD firmware update Intel Ethernet adapter update GPU Intel update When the computer turns off the screen (after ...