To enter the power saving mode, you can use the appropriate commands of operating system, special buttons on a keyboard or the Power button on a system unit.
To define the time before switching to the power saving mode by using BIOS tools, use the parameter “Power Management”. This parameter may have the following values: User Define – the time is defined by a user; Max Saving – a mode of maximum power saving during which a computer switches to the low power mode in 10-30 seconds; Min Saving – a mode of minimal power saving during which a computer switches to the low power mode in 40 minutes; Disable – the power saving mode is disabled. As a rule, a value “Max Saving” is used by default for this parameter but an optimal value for this parameter is “User Define”.
You can use the parameter “Doze Mode” to define the time after which your computer will be switched to the low power mode by using BIOS tools. This parameter may have the following values: time intervals (in minutes) and Disabled.
In addition to the parameters that enable switching on/off the power saving mode, as a rule, there is a set of parameters that enable to control the switching-off of some individual components: hard disks, monitor and processor.