After some digging with msconfig I found that the 'Armoury crate' software is hijacking my preference and sets it to the 'High performance' setting.
I cannot find anywhere in the Armoury Crate to adjust / set this to the balanced profile.
I was hoping that there was a simple means within the software itself vs disabling it entirely.
If not options within Armoury crate I may as well un-install it .
there is a battle between china and the us that involves forcing each other to use or pay more for power.
the power consumption through laptop or desktop using more than just these apps is not a developer blindness but an attack in my factual opinion.
take a big step back from everything you have been taught then look very closely at man and his home earth. do this with no precepts and do not make compulsive assessments. you may discover something.
as for stopping the power consumption just uninstall. the my asus app also. update computer/drivers and uninstall.
if you play games they will run better.
when using those 2 apps my power bill went up by 90 dollars in a months time.
when its said you need those apps know its a lie