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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    I'm looking to optimize power consumption for a PC that has a lot of different users. I'm aware of the balanced, power saver and high performance settings, but am wondering if anyone has tips on creating a custom plan that might work better?
    03-27-2017 11:02 AM
  2. Josiah23's Avatar
    Two ways:
    Start menu > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Create a Power Plan > then find the best options for you


    Just right click on the start logo and search for "Power Options" and select "Create a Power Plan" on either the left side or below the default power plans

    Or you could even modify a default power plan in "Power Options" to your liking.

    EDITED: For me I usually change the minimum and maximum CPU load or how long it takes before the PC turns off or sleeps.

    Sometimes on my laptop I'll decrease the maximum cpu load to about 75%(custom power saving mode) (which drastically helps with battery life but obviously will slightly decrease performance)

    Lower the screen timeout to about 30 mins... or so

    You can disable certain stuff like Wifi performance and a few other stuff. :-)
    Last edited by Josiah23; 03-27-2017 at 11:41 AM.
    03-27-2017 11:25 AM
  3. AnakoAlbert's Avatar
    The custom power plan will meets your requirements and preferences on Windows 10. Here is an article about the difference between these power plans:
    04-08-2018 11:32 PM

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