Windows 95 Power Questions
Posted on 1997-05-12
I'm trying to get a handle on how win95 ( OSR2 ) handles
power saving features. What confuses me is that some power
settings need to be changed in the bios and some in win95.
In the bios I set APM to yes since win95 appears to support
this standard. I set times for Suspend, Doze, and Standby.
My moniter and graphics card support DPMS so I set that to yes. I set a time for the HDD to spin down. Under win95 I
checked the box for windows to handle power. I set the HDD
spin down time here also.
That's the backround. After the proper time the moniter shuts down and the HDDs spin down but the motherboard and CPU don't seem to go to sleep. Since some of the settings conflict with each other, who has control? The bios or win95? How can I get the MB and CPU to sleep, and what is a foolproof way of checking to make sure that they did in fact go to sleep? Sorry for the long question.