Laptop power tweaking program?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ShepsCrook, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Is there any program that can be a battery monitor as well as add battery and power use tweaking to a laptop?

    So I could clock down my processor to save on battery life.
    That's basically it. I can adjust the screens brightness, but that doesn't make any significant changes to battery life. I know I could disable wireless and that might help some. But aside from that, the processor is the 2nd largest power consuming piece for a laptop.

    My laptop is a Compaq Presario 2100 with an AMD Athlon XP 2400 Mobile processor.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    in the power options, power scheme
    there should be "max battery life"
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Notebook Hardware Control:
    http://www.pbus-167.com/chc.htm

    I've used it on my laptop before. Nice free app with lots of monitoring and tweaking functionality. :)
     
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  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I don't usually double post but this deserves one. I just want to say:

    HOLY CRAP, what an AWESOME program, all free too :D

    REP+++
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Yeah, it's a great app. Glad you like it. :)
     
  7. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Thanks NetRyder. I knew there had to be something out there. I hate the Windows Power Schemes. They really don't seem to cut it.