iBook Processor on Reduced?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ITASOR, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    When I look at my energy saver it says: Your settings are optimized for high performance.

    Yes, I have the processor on reduced for battery. I don't get it. Am I doing something wrong?

    Picture attached, of course.

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  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Look at your screen shot. The Optimization Menu at the top says Custom. That means you have changed either one of the sleep sliders, or the Processor Performance. If you change the Optimization to Better Performance then it Processor Performance will be set to Highest or you can change it yourself for the custom option.

    Also, When you switch from battery to power supply, the setting will automatically change to what is last set on when it was using that power. For Example: Say I was using battery power and had the Optimization menu set to Better Energy Settings. Then I plugged in the power adapter and set the Optimization to Better Performance. When I unplugged the power adapter the computer would automatically switch back the setting I had for Battery: Better Energy Settings.
  3. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Yes, thanks, I see that. But the processor is set on Reduced, yet the top of the window says that my settings in general indicate high performance. I just don't think I see how reduced processor and highperformance go together. :(
  4. cbiffle macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    I do believe you've found a bug.

    If you switch the Optimization to any setting other than Custom, it changes the label. i.e. if you switch to Better Performance, it sets it to 'Your energy settings are optimized for high performance.'

    If you then change any of the settings, it flips Optimization to custom, but never updates the label. So you can set your CPU to low speed, make the hard drive sleep instantly, etc., and that label will still insist you have HIGH PERFORMANCE!

    Maybe this is related to Apple's insistence that their processors are the FASTEST ON EARTH! *duck*

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