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APM
Author: Gabriel Torres Last Updated: April 26, 2005
Category: Power

Advanced Power Management

This is an old power management standard created by Intel to turn off certain peripherals if they went idle for a certain amount of time. Surpassed by ACPI, it is less efficient than this new standard.

To use APM your motherboard need to have a compatible BIOS which will enable a controlling driver that makes the interface between the operating system and the computer hardware.

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