The System cooling policy
power option allows you to specify the cooling mode you want to use for your system.
- Active = Increase fan speed to cool first, and only slow the processor to cool as a last resort.
- Passive = Slow the processor to cool, and only increasing fan speed to cool as a last resort.
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "System cooling policy"
setting under Processor power management
in Power Options
for all users in Vista
, Windows 7
, and Windows 8
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to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.