Windows 10: Lauching games forcing power plan to be set in High Performance mode

  1.    11 Apr 2017 #1

    Lauching games forcing power plan to be set in High Performance mode


    Hello All,
    Long time stalker, but first time poster. I have a new rig Intel i7 7700K, Asus Prime Z270AR, Samsung Evo 850 1Tb, Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200MHz 16Gb Ram, EVGA Geforce Gtx 1080 SC. I have been dealing with an issue where launching a game forces the power plan to change from "Balanced" to "High Performance" mode. Additionally, while in "High Performance" mode, speedstep does not work and my CPU clock speed is stuck at 4.45GHz. Has anyone run into this issue? Thanks in advance!
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  2.    12 Apr 2017 #2

    Apparently I missed this thread.

    I have the same issue. AMD CPU/GPU so that would suggest it's not the graphics program. I haven't found a solution to it yet.

    Also, I've only noticed it recently. I'm not sure of an exact time but previously I had no problems with my sleep. While the GPU is relatively new, the build is from 2014.
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  3.    14 Apr 2017 #3

    I think I may have found the culprit in my case: Avast Antivirus.

    I'm assuming this is a change to their "Game Mode". I went to Performance>Game Mode>Settings. Then under Performance there is a "Trigger high performance" which says "switches power plan when you play to prefer performance at the cost of battery".

    Thanks for adding a new feature that require I waste time on fixing it, Avast!
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  4.    14 Apr 2017 #4

    I literally created an account to say this:
    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WAS LITERALLY GOING CRAZY FROM THIS PROBLEM.
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