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    ROG Enthusiast Array dogfart's Avatar
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    Power4Gear...should I use High Performance setting for gaming?

    I normally run in Entertainment mode. Should I switch to High Performance setting for gaming? Thanx

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array ggBanks's Avatar
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    Usually that will not be a bad idea if you want best performance.

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    Hence the name high performance, you should expect high performance in your games.
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    Go with high performance! No Brainer

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    Doesn't really matter, High Performance solely reduces the CPU power-saving states (maximum frequency), which makes the system run hotter, and slightly more noisy. Either is fine.
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    You don't actually have to install Power4Gear, its just extra profiles...

    I use high performance all the time, and edited the profile to never turn off the HDs and WiFi to Max Peformance
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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array ggBanks's Avatar
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    Well P4G is useful in the sense that if you do not have it you will have to manually switch between power saver and high performance everytyme you plug/unplug your charger. With P4G it does the thing automatically And it uses somewhat 4MB RAM so its not at all noticeable to performance.

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    OK thanx guys. Yea I want all power I can get when gaming, but like to stay as cool as possible when just surfing or watching movies.

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    Well if u really want to maximise power you should unpark all your cores and go make sure to set all your powersavings options off..

    Power4gear high performance mode just clocks your CPU to 100%.. It would hit 100% or near it on entertainment too


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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfart View Post
    OK thanx guys. Yea I want all power I can get when gaming, but like to stay as cool as possible when just surfing or watching movies.
    Entertainment mode is the best bet then. I will allow CPU frequency scaling.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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