What do power plans do on a desktop PC? My computer has Balanced, AMD Power Plan, Power saver and High performance. When going to change settings, the only things to change are the display timeout and sleep timer. That got me wondering, what does it do under the hood? I know there are advanced settings, but I'm not too comfortable changing them, so can someone explain them to me?
I am new to Ubuntu 11.10 and never touched linux until today. I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7. I have an issue with my laptop overheating and freezing when it uses the high performance GPU graphics mode (hybrid card). It is an easy fix for Windows 7. I simply set the graphics mode manually to the low performance integrated graphics (save power) mode using advanced power settings.
First of all, I have to say that I am using an HP ProBook 4530s notebook equipped with a 2nd Gen Core-i5, Kingston HyperX 3k SSD, 8GB RAM running Windows 7 x64 connected to an Asus HD ProArt 23" Display.
In the "Catalyst Control Center", under "Power"->"Switchable Graphics Method" I've ticked "Select the graphics processor manually", and then, under "Switchable Graphics" I chose "High-Performance