Eduardmc, I reread the thread you posted a couple of times and am getting more comfortable with the concept of underclocking. There are still some aspects of the setting changes that I don't understand.
I don't make changes to the settings on my computers unless I have a good understanding of what I'm doing. Also, even if I understand what I'm doing, I need to have a good reason to make a change because there's always a risk that something could go wrong. The old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" comes to mind.
- One poster stated that if you reverse the registry change you can "get the sleep-state back." The original poster liked his comment. I posted a message asking what this statement means and why would these setting changes eliminate the sleep state. I haven't gotten a reply yet.
- I understand why he recommends reducing the maximum processor speed, but I don't understand why he increases the minimum processor speed. When asked this question the OP just said it was his preference, but didn't fully explain why.
While I'm curious to understand these setting changes and would like to have this option in the future, I don't have a strong enough current need to attempt the changes right now. But it's nice to know that I have the option. Thanks for posting about it.
1) Is true if you use the regedit value change to get the power option enable you will lose sleep option. If you change the value back to default the sleep option comes back, I had this problem at the beginning. I didn't want to give up sleep mode since I use it. NOW, if you use the second link that I sent you to just enable minimum state and maximum state then you don't lose sleep at all, so this is the best option for you. Must of the setting in power option are not needed, u only need the this 2 options to accomplish what you want.
2)Not sure why he would set up minimum state so high, but I believe is just to maintain cpu speed at about same frequency so temp stay about the same. From what he said if cpu temp is maintain between 50c-60c fan will not turn ON. He tried pushing the cpu with heavy 100% cpu usages apps and temp never reach the point to turn FAN ON since temp is just fine for cpu to run without it. I tried to leave the minimum state at 5% on both and I think it works better since cpu would reach much lower temp (less voltage) since it will maintain its lower default frequency. Here are my setting if you want to use it, I5 will be FANLESS (even in games) , COOL (gets a little warm in gaming), 25% MORE BATTERY LIFE. After reading this thread I have been heavily testing this to see which would be the right setting for me for better battery/performance ratio fanless and cool. With this setting I did not see any performance drop on 99% of the things I do except benchmarks.
Minimum state on both 5%
maximum state on both 80%