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magusbuckley

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Hello:

I just perchased my first UPS system two days ago. I'm wondering if I should let Windows XP Home manage the power settings for that batter or the included software, PowerChute Personal Edition, do it. I'm finding more power saving options with XP, but the PowerChute software makes logs of changes in power events.

What do you all recomend?

It's an APC XS 1500 on a DYI system.

Thanks,

Magus
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gerryf

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I'm generally more inclined to let the software designed by the hardware maker run the show then the generic windows solutions as a rule unless something compels me otherwise.

The extra features? Are they important to you? If not, I'd go with PowerChute Personal Edition
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If the UPS has software that initiates an orderly shutdown of Windows after the power is interrupted for your specified amount of minutes, use it.

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dsenette

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i would use the powerchute...i use it with all my APC backup's here at work...and it works well...the one's on my servers email me a little more often that i would like...but that's because of the idiots who wired the electical in the building....not the software...
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Thank you all for the information. 3 out of 3 isn't bad. It looks like I'll stick with the PowerChute software. The only reason I asked is because Windows will manage the power just as well as PowerChute. I was just trying to keep extra software from running in the background. For power management, however, I shouldn't be so stingy with RAM.

Thanks Gang,

Magus
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dsenette

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windows CLAIMS it will manage the same...but it almost never does....
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