Connected standby is cool but it is a battery drain and waking up from sleep takes about 1.5sec longer. Disabling it allows you to create power profiles and edit the advanced options such as keeping processor actively or passively cooled and settings wifi power management etc. Re: How to disable connected standby? - Lenovo Community Follow the above directions to disable connected standby. A bonus also allows for a more stable undervolt using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. I could not get any stable undervolt with connected standby active and if I hit the power button it would reboot 10 seconds later. It might just be my device. Using sleep instead I have no problems. I wont give direct instructions for undervolting with intel extreme tuning utility because it is not for everyone and if you do not know the pros and cons of it already then you may want to avoid it. It is really easy and just involves adjusting sliders and no I don't think it can cause long term damage but it will make your computer run cooler and use less battery. I undervolted my CPU core by -65mv, CPU cache by -160mv, GPU by -75mv and I am stable. That is close to a 0.3V reduction on the chip which can equal some serious battery life and decrease temperatures which means it will throttle less. I also disabled short duration power boost so my chip can turbo boost to 25W as long as it wants but it seems Microsoft as an internal regulator that drops the processor to 1.2ghz and GPU really low when there is a period of increased temps beyond 80C. I will look into getting around it. Assumning an average of about 10-20amps run through the chip it will mean you are reducing the power usage by about 3W-6W!!