Surface Book 2 Power Plans

My surface book 2 only has 1 power plan (balanced) and the advanced power setting is very limited (for example: minimum and maximum processor state is absent). Is there a way to have the usual high performance power plan or to edit the advanced power plan beyond the limited options available?
 

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Last updated December 8, 2019 Views 4,050 Applies to:

Hi,

If you go to Power Options in Control Panel you can change the Advanced Options or create a custom plan.

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Hi Martin,

I am aware of that. However, the advanced options available on my Surface Book 2 is very limited (for example, no option on processor power management) 

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This article might help you. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/power-settings/configure-processor-power-management-options

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Hi Martin,

I am aware of that. However, the advanced options available on my Surface Book 2 is very limited (for example, no option on processor power management) 

this article has all the answers

https://surfacetip.com/how-to-unlock-power-plans-on-surface-devices/

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That's interesting. I have to admit though, I just set the power slider on the taskbar to best performance for battery and plugged in and forget about it.

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Hi Martin,

Thanks for the information. That page seems to be for tech-savvy developers instead of a normal user like me. I appreciate the effort!

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Thanks for that SunSurf(2)

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when i do disable conected standy my performance drops see this thread: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfbook2-surfperf/my-surface-book-2-i7-256gb-is-experiencing-coil/4b4aa589-428b-43cc-a522-5f4bad1368e1 around page 6 i think.

can you confirm that?

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All the surface tweaking plans say change the CSenabled registry key.  Changing the CSenabled registry key doesn't apply to the  Surface book 2. If you change it to zero and restart you still only get a balanced power plan. There are options to tweak it but stepping through one by one is painful. 

I am honestly confused why microsoft sell an extremely expensive supposedly high performance device targetted at multi media development  and then cripple it. 

Perhaps on battery that makes sense but when plugged in why? unless there are heat or reliabilty issues  they arent talking about. Why turn off  SSD drives after 1 minute when on AC power ?  They dont spin!   Trying to solve audio recording stutters and feeling buyers remorse.

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