Power Management

This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an inactivity time-out), the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy.

This computer employs a power management scheme that supports APM (Advanced Power Management) or ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) which allows for maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the same time.

If your computer is set for APM, you can set time-out values for your computer's devices before power-saving methods are applied to these devices. If your computer is set for ACPI, Windows handles all power-saving chores for your computer.

Note: Power management (APM or ACPI) greatly prolongs your battery life. See "Advanced Power Management" on page 41 and "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface" on page 41 for more information.

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