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Windows power options and C1E

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I have C1E disabled right now but would like to have some power saving features. I read somewhere that setting windows power options to balanced and powersaver would work, but I thought it was connected to C1E functionality. Any insight?
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Actually C1E is directly related to the way Windows throtles the CPU under low load in a more aggressive manner (power saver) or more performance-oriented (balanced).
One notable thing is that is in the BIOS you have disabled C1E or not, Windows can override and still use C1E - this behavior is motherboard-dependent, which means for some boards if you disable C1E Win can't do anything about it, while on other boards it doesn't matter what you select in the BIOS, Win will take control and set whatever it is dictated by the power saving settings. That's a mouthfull...

My take is that you should try Win's power settings and check with CPUz if the CPU really throttles down when idle. If it does it's the same as if you have C1E active.
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