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    Power4Gear Needed?

    I just saw another thread saying to delete Power4Gear, or disable it from startup. Why?

    What purpose/uses does it have?

    Is it recommended to keep it?

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    Its useless shovelware. If people suggest to remove then it's probably causing issues like most of redundant manufacturer specific software does.

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    You can manage power plans through Windows and much more efficiently. P4G is an attempt at being an innovative alternative to Windows power management plans, but most users avoid it like the plague.
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    Power4Gear is necessary for the non tech savvy users. if asus didn't have this installed, then people who nothing about power settings would screwed. it also helps them troubleshoot users who call in with power issues as it gives them a default to work with.

    i for one dont mind it at this point. you can always make your own power plan. i guess people like to free up the few megabytes that it takes up on their ssd's.

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    We discussed this topic on another thread about a month ago (including info about the new version of P4G). In short, if you are on the go and depend on battery power a lot (and want to maximize it), use P4G. If you always have access to a plug, uninstall. P4G will give you ~10% extra battery usage than using the windows power controller.

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    Does this software give any boost for GPU or CPU ? better performance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdon82 View Post
    Does this software give any boost for GPU or CPU ? better performance ?
    I'm not sure, someone said in another thread that it gives like a ~10% boost on performance, I doubt it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torpedo499 View Post
    I'm not sure, someone said in another thread that it gives like a ~10% boost on performance, I doubt it though.
    Power4Gear doesn't do anything itself to increase performance, but the underlying Windows Power Plans that set the Min/Max CPU speeds, is what tunes the performance.

    For High Performance set Min/Max to 100%/100%, and for Balanced Performance set to 0%/100%, and for Battery saving set to 0%/99% - the 99% turns off Turbo mode.

    You can uninstall Power4Gear, and use the Windows Power Plans, and set the one you want as Default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torpedo499 View Post
    I'm not sure, someone said in another thread that it gives like a ~10% boost on performance, I doubt it though.
    i guess he said 10% boost in battery life P4G Saving plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by FalconFX View Post
    i guess he said 10% boost in battery life P4G Saving plan
    FalconFX, Power4Gear just switches Power Plans, it does nothing to improve battery life. Setting the same settings in a Windows Power Plan with P4G uninstalled will provide the same 10% improvement.

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