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Monitor Power Usage changed after installing game

    Question

  • I have a laptop. Joulemeter showed the monitor using 3.5W (at dim setting). After my son bought civ 3 from Steam and installed it, Joulemeter shows the monitor using 25% more power on the same dim setting.

    What changes could the game have made and how would I go about changing the settings back? In general I have an interest in EMR (electromag. rad.) and hence am interested in knowing how certain programs may affect the frequency and power setting of monitors and other hardware resources.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Mark


    Windows 7 home premium, Asus laptop N53sv
    • Edited by MLfS111 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:01 PM more info
    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:59 PM