The Minimum processor state
is the minimum performance percentage your CPU will automatically decrease to save energy and battery life when there is little CPU demand by the system. You would want to keep this percentage the same or lower than the Maximum processor state
The Maximum processor state
is the maximum percentage performance your CPU will automatically increase to save energy and battery life when CPU demand increases. You would want to keep this percentage the same or higher than the Minimum processor state
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "Minimum processor state"
and "Maximum processor state"
setting under Processor power management
in Power Options
for all users in Vista
, Windows 7
, and Windows 8
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