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Windows 10 slow wake up (more than 1 minute)

After recent update, my Windows 10 box started to wake up very slowly. After I touched keyboard, display wakes up, I see background with greeting, I see mouse moves, I see clock minutes icreasing, but ...
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Hum/noise from audio interface after some time of inactivity - is there a setting for it?

I have a laptop and external amplifier + speakers connected to its internal audio interface / analog output jack, which usually works fine. But for some time (months or year even), whenever no audio ...
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How to run a command/process through Linux systemd after screen wake up?

I have an old Linux problem without any solution so maybe you can help me please?! Are there any possibilites to run a cli command/start a process through any systemd handled event after screen wake-...
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HDD spindown despite disabled powersave

recently I discovered that my HDD spins down quite frequently. As far as I can say, this is a new behaviour. I fear hardware damage from frequent spin down / spin up sequences (can this happen?). I am ...
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Windows 10 secondary data drive constantly spinning up for no reason

My main system drive is an 500GB SSD. I have an additional 2TB hard drive that I use for large games, backups etc. I rarely use the secondary drive, however for some reason it seems to be spinning ...
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How can I identify what is preventing my HDDs from suspending?

I'm using Linux Ubuntu 20.04 with HWE. I have two HDDs installed and those never go to sleep even if their usage is none for 5+ minutes (that's the setting in gnome Disks manager). This used to work ...
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Windows 10 keeps turning displays off 1 minute after I lock the screen

Irrespective of any display and screensaver settings (that are available by default on Windows 10) my display always goes into power save mode one minute after I lock the screen. I frequently lock the ...
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Windows System Idle Process - details on complex CPU power saving methods and other power-saving mechanisms [closed]

Wikipedia's article about System Idle Process states (emphasis mine): Later versions of Windows implement more complex CPU power saving methods. On these systems the idle thread will call routines ...
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Windows switches automatically to High Performances

Whenever i open a game, also the lighter ones, my pc switches automatically the power plan from "balanced" or "power saving" to "high performance" and it bothers me because the CPU's temperature rises ...
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Dell XPS brightness changes automatically even when Intel Power Saving is disabled

How to disable "Intel Display Power Saving Technology"? I'm using a Dell XPS 13 9380 running windows 10 (cry). When a bright image is displayed, the screen brightens. When dark images are on ...
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Save power while uploading YouTube video [closed]

I have a really slow connection with no way of upgrading (already got the fastest available speed for the area) and large video files that I wish to upload to YouTube. I have no way of utilizing the ...
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Disable powersaving features on a usb3 drive in Linux?

A friend lent me a 4TB external usb3 hdd to copy some files to it. However the drive switches to powersaving mode despite file transfers being active every few 100 GB which will corrupt any transfers ...
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Side effects of lowering minimum processor state under power options to 5% for AMD Ryzen CPU

I recently switched from Intel CPU to AMD Ryzen 7 2700x CPU. For Intel CPU, under "power options"->"processor power management"->"minimum processor state", the default is 5%. For AMD using the "AMD ...
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Why does my monitor keep erroneously exiting power save mode?

The internet is absolutely rife with people complaining that their monitors keep erroneously entering power save mode or that their monitors are stuck in power save mode, but if Google is any ...
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GeForce GTX970 G1 - Turning off energy save mode

Is there any way to disable low voltage mode in GTX970 Gigabyte G1 GPU (clock goes down to 135 MHz in idle)? I would like to lock GPU at maximum frequency and power level, regardless of current load (...
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Need to press OC touch power button on every boot Gigabyte GA-Z170X SOC force

I bought a GIGABYTE motherboard a month ago. It has Overclocking features. On every reboot I need to press the OC Power button to get the GIGABYTE motherboard flash screen. When I press that OC power ...
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Black screen after resuming from hibernate (Windows)

I have this problem both on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1: when I resume my computer after being hibernated it works but my screen remains black, then, if I press the power button (configured to suspend ...
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One of my three monitors refuses to go into power saving mode after recent Windows update

Very weird situation. I have this Windows 8.1 desktop with 3 monitors. The power setting in CP is to show password protected screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity, and then turn all of them off ...
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Windows 10 has both battery saver option and power saver plan, what is the difference?

The battery saver option can be clicked in the taskbar on the battery icon. Clicking this dims the screen and, by some sources, disables background Metro-apps. I noticed, 100% screen brightness is ...
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Link "On Battery" and "Plugged in" screen brightness together?

Suppose I was in a dark room using my laptop plugged in. I set the brightness to a low value like 25% because the room was dark. Then, I unplugged the charger because the laptop is completely charged. ...
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What is that "partial poweroff" feature?

Sometimes, when computer boots, I see motherboard logo, and sometimes, I don't. The situation depends on how computer was turned off. I.e. operating system (software) can turn it of "partially", so ...
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HDMI and power saving mode

As documented in this question, I recently bought a new Samsung monitor and connected it to my computer using a HDMI connection; this monitor just doesn't seem to support any power saving mode: it won'...
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Samsung monitor not going into power saving mode

I have recently bought a Samsung LT24D390 TV monitor, which I connected to my computer using a HDMI cable; the video card is a GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the O.S. is Windows 7 x64. The monitor works as ...
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How to turn off a particular hard disk in a multiple disk computer system to save power? [duplicate]

Explanation: I have about 5 hard disks in my windows 7/8 machine. Since, the operating system is only installed in 1 disk, the rest 4 drives just consume power staying connected to the motherboard. ...
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Ubuntu Linux nvidia xserver DPMS working for anybody?

Can the Ubuntu Linux nvidia xserver powermizer feature use DPMS to trigger "Power Saving Mode" in my Acer LCD? I switched this display from my Windows 8 HP machine to my Ubuntu Quantal Compaq machine....
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Win8 on laptop: lid turns off only the monitor

I have an Asus S400CA with Win8. When I'm home I access it with VNC. I'm trying to config its power settings so that, when it's plugged on AC, when I lid close it, only monitor is turned off and ...
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New GPU - monitor stuck in power save

I have a Samsung syncmaster 2443NW monitor - currently I'm borrowing a LG Flatron w2246 (although this is in no way a long-term solution). I used the monitor's manual to check the monitor - apparently ...
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laptop mode in Linux vs solid state drive (SSD) [closed]

I have a device running Ubuntu 10.04 with SSD drive and want to optimize its power consumption. As far as I understood laptop mode documentation, it is intended for conventional disk drives. Does it ...
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Windows 8 command for putting the computer into sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu in Windows Vista? With shutdown /s /t 0, I can shutdown immediately. But which command I need to switch to ...
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How to identify cause of system lock on debian squeeze?

I have a desktop system at work with debian squeeze installed. Every couple days or so, when I come in in the morning, the system appears to be asleep and won't wake up. I suspect it goes into power ...
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Linux: CPU core shutdown instead of sleep state

In Linux you can shut down CPU cores (or physical CPU's) with echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online Assuming that the hardware fully turn off the CPU and cuts power to it would it not be better ...
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Wireless printer going offline upon entering power save mode

I recently bought a printer, a Samsung ML1865W wireless laser printer. It works very well, wirelessly until after a while, it goes to power save mode when the printer goes offline. I then cannot ...
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Switch off Sandy Bridge core(s) in Linux?

I am looking at various laptops at the moment and it's appealing to get a quad core (2720QM) when I need the power (yes, I have an application that can utilize many cores in parallel just fine). But, ...
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Stuck in power saving mode

I've got an LG monitor I tried attaching to my laptop for dual monitor goodness and it worked fine but when I tried attaching it back to the desktop it stuck in "Power Saving mode" and wouldn't go ...
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How to interpret powercfg output and what to do about it

I just now performed this command in the command-line in my Windows 7: powercfg -energy This will analyze the system for 60 seconds and generate an HTML file under your personal folder, detailing ...
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When I lock my screen on my MacBook Pro my running application automatically closes after a while

First I must said that I have been asked this question in different form in this topic. but my problem didn't solved yet. When I want my laptop do a long schedule thing (like get all Mac OS X new ...
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Consolidating network devices to save on power bills

I currently have a Cable modem (with VOIP) which my Dlink DI-614+ (revB) plugs into. Into the Dlink I have my network printer, and my Vonage DLink VOIP box connected. I would love to consolidate ...
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