Originally Posted by vengance_01
I think under the battery options, set it to otimised battery life vs preformace. The C2D should down clock on speed and voltage to keep idle temps down.
that's exactly what he's having problems with. have u tried changing the processor setting under the "options" tab in the power saver? if at any point u've set it to be "highest" while the battery is unplugged it will keep that as your custom battery setting. to have it adjust up or down u'll need to have it set on automatic. the only thing that comes to mind off hand is to be mindful of what u set your power saving settings at when you are either plugged in or detached. anytime u adjust a setting beyond the defaults it creates a custom setting for whichever state u r in. for example, if u create a custom setting for when it is unplugged it will create a "custom" setting in the drop down menu for the energy saver. if u leave it on custom it will adjust to the setting u have it at when it is plugged in, when u unplug, it should revert to the default "better battery life". to see this in action set up a custom setting with the cord unplugged, and then one for when it is plugged in. then, keep the energy saver panel open and plug or unplug your computer. you'll see that the sliders adjust to each of your settings while the "custom" status remains the same for the optimization settings and in the drop down menu. in the past i've had times where i've set up the custom settings so that i get full performance on the CPU for when i am unplugged. then later, without checking, i assumed that my settings were back to the original custom settings of simply having the screen stay on for longer than a minute. upon checking the settings were still set to maximum performance for the CPU while unplugged. make any sense? keep us posted.