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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 11:01:07 PM »
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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 11:12:36 PM »
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Peoples hardware is being put at risk
The hardware is not at risk at all because of the software.
It is is because of PEBKAC.
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the program shouldnt even be able to touch your CPU rates
It doesn't change the CPU rates at all.

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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 11:26:54 PM »
Cant go on one forum without a troll or off-topic confrontation anymore.

Try to be nicer to the next person in here. What am i even saying, iv absolutely no hope for you.

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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 11:36:54 PM »
I can't help it that you have no clue on how things are working etc.

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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2017, 02:38:53 AM »
Cant go on one forum without a troll or off-topic confrontation anymore.

Try to be nicer to the next person in here. What am i even saying, iv absolutely no hope for you.
If you want help from the developers, follow the advice already posted by Asyn.
Please stop your personal disagreements.  Settle them outside of this forum.

 
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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2017, 08:11:23 AM »
Eddy iv done 24 years, i dont care about your opinion on computer hardware, leave.

I need to speak to a developer.

Peoples hardware is being put at risk, the program does not mention the tampering of Power Plans in any of it's component, the program shouldnt even be able to touch your CPU rates and this problem is made worse by the fact the the program did not inform us at all that Power Plans would be used, nor should it even be using them in the first place, it is dangerous to many, many users, and because of this, my hardware was damaged.

Those are the facts.

You're overreacting. There is no hardware at risk and neither there is any damage being done to hardware. It's actually slightly more damaging for hardware if clock is ramping up and down like crazy, changing voltages constantly than running at 100% clock at all times (which also degrades chip a bit, but then again, normal operation does as well and I have yet to see a CPU that has died from wearing out).

Again, CPU running at full clock DOESN'T equal CPU running at full load. If it's just running at max clock at all times, it's just that, it's keeping its core clock at high level.

Like I've said, avast! is switching back to original mode unless you interrupt it, either by a system crash or possibly with a game crash. In which case, avast! will treat currently set High Performance power plan as current plan and will not switch it.

That being said, you did bring a valid point here and I think I know how it could be addressed. Power plan selection in Game Mode and avast! reading the power plan state when installed. This way, no matter if game/system crashes, it would always switch to the correct power plan on next system boot or when exiting a game next time, because it would have it defined in its settings unlike now where it always switches to High performance and switches back to last used profile before the switch. It that already happened to be High performance (because it stayed that way after system crash), it'll just stay with High Performance forever.

I'll forward this idea to the devs. For the time being, switch to Balanced mode manually in Power Settings and turn OFF "Trigger high performance" in Performance -> Game Mode -> Settings panel. This way you'll still have some benefits of the game mode without the power plan switching.

EDIT:
Ok, I've just posted this idea on the dev board. Lets see how it goes.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 08:24:49 AM by RejZoR »
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Re: Gaming Mode - High Performance
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2017, 03:11:06 PM »
I created this account after I noticing Avast just apparently randomly change my power profiles, until I found this forum post about gaming mode.
I usually just stay on Balanced Power Mode, while already tweaking Balanced Power Mode to my own preferences.
I noticed my PC just randomly shutdown my display and went to sleep when I have my PC idle. I disabled all these my Balanced Power Mode. Apparently the PC was changing to High Performance plan when I ran a certain application and I had to find out Avast is the one doing all the change in the System Event logs. Gaming mode tagged that certain application as a game and activated all the time.

I have currently disabled gaming mode.

The issue is that Gaming Mode was an opt-out and there are no notifications whenever Avast just changing my power profiles
I am pretty satisfied about Avast all along but I am not sure if this hidden behaviour is desirable.
At least Avast as an antivirus shouldn't change my PC's behaviour after any auto-updates, except matters related to antivirus.