Optimum power management in windows 7

August 14, 2012Blog


If your processor runs at maximum efficiency of 100%, it will wear and tear easily which reduces the life span. You can feel the heat when you use your laptop extensively and for gamers too.
To increase the life span of your processor , avoiding it to get heated by running at maximum efficieny, you can control processor to run at optimum efficiency instead of at maximum efficiency by power management techniques.
Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft has updated support for ACPI processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems

To control power management,
Go to control panel – Power options – Advanced settings.
In processor power management, there are three option minimum processor state, maximum processor state and system cooling policy.
In minimum and maximum processor state, you can select the default value between 5% and 100% for power control and management.
System cooling policy is to handle high thermal conditions with cooling features.
In active mode it increases the fan speed before slowing down the processor. In passive mode it slows the process before increasing the fan speed.
To know more about power management, you can download the technical paper from Microsoft, which helps you to choose the power options.


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