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    Hi Loungers, I have just executed the following in CMD run as administrator powercfg -energy -output c:\energy_report.html and got the following:-
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    Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report
    Computer Name DESKTOP
    Scan Time 2010-08-29T14:42:49Z
    Scan Duration 60 seconds
    System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
    System Product Name RR499AA-ABU s7715.uk
    BIOS Date 12/27/2006
    BIOS Version 5.04
    OS Build 7600
    Platform Role PlatformRoleDesktop
    Plugged In true
    Process Count 48
    Thread Count 697
    Report GUID {655ba0a7-d92e-4ebe-93c0-8a4e97c31375}
    Analysis Results
    Errors
    Power Policy:Sleep timeout is disabled (Plugged In)
    The computer is not configured to automatically sleep after a period of inactivity.
    USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
    The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.
    Device Name USB Mass Storage Device
    Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_026E
    Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 11, function 1
    Device ID USB\VID_058F&PID_6362
    Port Path 5
    USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
    The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.
    Device Name USB Root Hub
    Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_026E
    Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 11, function 1
    Device ID USB\VID_10DE&PID_026E
    Port Path
    USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
    The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.
    Device Name USB Root Hub
    Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_026D
    Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 11, function 0
    Device ID USB\VID_10DE&PID_026D
    Port Path
    USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
    The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.
    Device Name USB Input Device
    Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_026D
    Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 11, function 0
    Device ID USB\VID_046D&PID_C50E
    Port Path 4
    CPU Utilization:Processor utilization is high
    The average processor utilization during the trace was high. The system will consume less power when the average processor utilization is very low. Review processor utilization for individual processes to determine which applications and services contribute the most to total processor utilization.
    Average Utilization (%) 16.44
    Warnings
    Power Policy:802.11 Radio Power Policy is Maximum Performance (Plugged In)
    The current power policy for 802.11-compatible wireless network adapters is not configured to use low-power modes.
    CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
    This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
    Process Name acs.exe
    PID 2120
    Average Utilization (%) 6.16
    Module Average Module Utilization (%)
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\PROGRA~1\Agnitum\OUTPOS~1\ plugins_acs\firewall.ofp 3.74
    \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\afwcore.sys 0.65
    \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe 0.58
    CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
    This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
    Process Name psi.exe
    PID 4004
    Average Utilization (%) 4.50
    Module Average Module Utilization (%)
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\mshtml.dl l 1.99
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\Macromed\ Flash\Flash10i.ocx 0.76
    \SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys 0.27
    CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
    This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
    Process Name System
    PID 4
    Average Utilization (%) 2.31
    Module Average Module Utilization (%)
    \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe 1.20
    \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys 0.62
    \SystemRoot\system32\halmacpi.dll 0.16
    CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
    This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
    Process Name svchost.exe
    PID 1324
    Average Utilization (%) 1.60
    Module Average Module Utilization (%)
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\sysmain.d ll 1.22
    \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe 0.24
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dl l 0.08
    CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
    This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
    Process Name op_mon.exe
    PID 1960
    Average Utilization (%) 0.23
    Module Average Module Utilization (%)
    \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe 0.09
    \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\SandBox.sys 0.04
    \SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys 0.01
    CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
    This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
    Process Name dwm.exe
    PID 1824
    Average Utilization (%) 0.21
    Module Average Module Utilization (%)
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\dwmcore.d ll 0.05
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\nvd3dum.d ll 0.04
    \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys 0.03
    Information
    Platform Timer Resolution:Platform Timer Resolution
    The default platform timer resolution is 15.6ms (15625000ns) and should be used whenever the system is idle. If the timer resolution is increased, processor power management technologies may not be effective. The timer resolution may be increased due to multimedia playback or graphical animations.
    Current Timer Resolution (100ns units) 156000
    Power Policy:Active Power Plan
    The current power plan in use
    Plan Name OEM Balanced
    Plan GUID {381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e}
    Power Policy:Power Plan Personality (Plugged In)
    The personality of the current power plan when the system is plugged in.
    Personality Balanced
    Power Policy:Video quality (Plugged In)
    Enables Windows Media Player to optimize for quality or power savings when playing video.
    Quality Mode Optimize for Video Quality
    System Availability Requests:Analysis Success
    Analysis was successful. No energy efficiency problems were found. No information was returned.
    Battery:Analysis Success
    Analysis was successful. No energy efficiency problems were found. No information was returned.
    Platform Power Management Capabilities:Supported Sleep States
    Sleep states allow the computer to enter low-power modes after a period of inactivity. The S3 sleep state is the default sleep state for Windows platforms. The S3 sleep state consumes only enough power to preserve memory contents and allow the computer to resume working quickly. Very few platforms support the S1 or S2 Sleep states.
    S1 Sleep Supported true
    S2 Sleep Supported false
    S3 Sleep Supported true
    S4 Sleep Supported true
    Platform Power Management Capabilities:Processor Power Management Capabilities
    Effective processor power management enables the computer to automatically balance performance and energy consumption.
    Group 0
    Index 0
    Idle (C) State Count 1
    Performance (P) State Count 4
    Throttle (T) State Count 0
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    Any advice on fixing would be very helpful.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Some pointers as to why you think there is something there that needs fixing might help

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    Andy, I used the 'tool' out of curiosity (luckily I'm not a cat) just to see how things were behaving. I like things to be right wherever possible, without knackering things in the process (as I usually do )
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Everything looks normal for a desktop computer with sleep mode disabled. Just to be sure, go to HP.com and check for the newest version of hp updater, load it and have it check for updates. Do the bios update if necessary. Sleep mode still can wreak havoc on things if you have usb storage connected, have a torrent program running or if the thing tries to hibernate at the wong time. I would make sure hibernation is off and sleep mode is off or set to 1 hour for desktops. The added cost of the electricity adds up to maybe $10.00 a year, so don't worry about it. Turning the monitor off after about 20 minutes of inactivity is a good thing and will not cause crashes or lockups. A normal monitor draws anywhere from 40 watts to 260 watts for the bigger flatscreens and can put out a ton of heat. I turn my computer off if I won't be using it except during the winter when the added heat in the room doesn't matter. If energy savings is your thing, try Granola, which is an advanced power management tool for computers. It might do what you want it to and save you a couple bucks without causing things to crash or lock-up.

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    Just to be sure, go to HP.com and check for the newest version of hp updater, load it and have it check for updates.
    I was running W7 when I posted, Hp does not at present support W7. The good news is everything is OK again as I reverted to Vista Home Prem.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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