Have you ever wondered what all those C-state, P-state, S-state terms mean? Sure, you know they are related to power management in your PC, but what exactly do they do?
The PC Power Management Guide is here to answer all your power management questions. If you want to know what those terms mean, this is the guide for you.
Computer performance have increased at an amazing rate in recent years, and unfortunately so does power consumption. An ultimate gaming system equipped with a quad-core processor, two NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra, 4 sticks of DDR2 memory and a few hard drives can easily consume 500W without doing anything! To reduce power wastage, a few industry standards have been developed to make our computers work more efficiently.