Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)
Jonathan Bashar wrote:
> I have the K23. When running the laptop off of AC power and running a
> DVD it runs fine. I have 512MB and resources used are at about 60%.
> When running strictly off of the battery the resources used jumps
> immediately to 100% and I get skips/bad framrate when playing a DVD. I
> have no other major programs running in the background.
> Is there some optimum setting I should use to prevent this problem
> when running on battery?
> Or could there be something else wrong?
> I have tried closing processes in the background and also using both
> Windows Media Player and Intervideo DVD with the same results.
> Any ideas?
Are you running the Sony Powerpanel, or using Windows power settings? I
would use the Sony since it is a BIOS-related (if it is the Phoenix app
similar to other Sony P4/P4M laptops). It should be in the task bar to
work properly. Select the appropriate settings for video playback on