Intel® Smart Connect Technology is designed to update programs by periodically waking your computer from sleep/standby mode for a short time. This function works with applications that automatically get their data from the Internet, such as Microsoft Outlook*, Microsoft Windows* Live Mail and Seesmic*.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology automatically updates applications such as e-mail and social networks when your computer is asleep. With Intel Smart Connect Technology, you do not have to wait for your applications to update when you wake up your computer.
The amount of time the feature waits to wake your computer can be set using the slider bar under the Basic tab of the user interface. The time can be set from every five minutes to every 60 minutes, the longer time between updates, the less power the feature consumes.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology automatically adjusts the update frequency if your computer battery level is dropping, or if the system temperature rises. Even though you select a 15-minute update frequency, your computer can sleep longer between updates to save battery (if present), or keep the system cool.
Under the Advanced tab in the user interface, you can set a time for Intel Smart Connect Technology to work in Extended Power Savings mode. This night time mode updates your computer every two hours, saving power for the times you are not using your computer.
If your computer is equipped with an Intel® WiFi card and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Connection Utility, Intel Smart Connect Technology searches for Wi-Fi networks you have previously accessed. Your computer does not update until it recognizes a known Wi-Fi network.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology requires features that must be built into the BIOS of your computer system. For this reason, the technology must be included in the computer system at the time of manufacture.
If your computer system included Intel Smart Connect Technology, but the feature is not available, make sure that the capability is enabled in your system BIOS. Contact your system manufacturer for instructions on how to access the BIOS.
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