What do the different power options mean? Tags: Laptops Power Office Windows XP Last response: May 24, 2009 9:40 PM in Windows XP Share pumpkinboo May 24, 2009 6:52:11 PM I was wondering what do all the different power options (Home/Office, Portable/Laptop, Presentation, Always On, Minimal Power Management, and Max Bettery) and how do these effect proformance? More about : power options KI4GSZ May 24, 2009 9:40:12 PM Performance, none. Power savings... HUGE variation. Monitor on or off. Hard drive on or off. Basically it tells the machine to go to sleep. And wake up when you wiggle your mouse. The times listed are how long before your machine will sleep. I personally leave everything on EXCEPT the monitor (10 minutes & it takes a nap). Hope this helped! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat does Power Limit (%) mean, in MSI AfterBurner? Forum Solvedwhat does "20/24 Pin" mean in re. to Power Supply Unit Forum What does it mean to "sign on" from the Command Prompt. If two operating systems are on two different HDs and booted to W8, w Forum SolvedWhat do lights mean on front of laptop?first light is green and 3rd is orange and computer won't power on Forum Pci what are my options and what do they mean? Forum What do the different letters at cpus mean Forum Solvedpower supply help, what cords go to what?! so many different bundles of wires! Forum What does it mean when you press a key and 3 different letters Forum What does -20% power limit mean in AMD Catalyst ? Forum What do these specs on this power supply mean? Forum if I have an ATX power supply does that mean I have an ATX case? if not how do I tell what form factor my case is? Forum what doe "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply mean Forum SolvedI'm needing a 500w power supply, what options do I have with this pc? Forum If light on motherboard but no power what does mean Forum 3 different graphics card options... similar prices... what to do? Forum What does it mean by a "600W" power supply? Forum Power/Reset on board - what does this mean?? Forum 3 long, 1 short Beeps when power up GA-MA770T-UD3P - what does it mean? Forum SolvedNeed different DDR3 RAM options for custom builds - Experts chime in? Forum SolvedWhat does this mean? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !