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17th June 2003
Will turning the minimum and maximum processor state to 5% and 25% respectively do any harm to the processor in the longterm? The fan in my laptop sounds like it's about to die, so I'm trying to keep the laptop as cool as possible.
What processor state are you talking about? Is this in reference to fans?
I think he's talking about the processor state you can change in Windows' power settings.
Don't mess with that; I've never found it to work properly. What you should do is try RightMark CPU Clock Utility, aka RMClock. It will allow you to disable specific CPU multipliers, which means you can lock your CPU to whatever speed you like, and more importantly, it allows you to undervolt, which, in my experience always leads to reduced temperatures, whether it's 5 degrees Celsius or 15.
What state? O.o
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No, it won't harm your processor at all. I would get that fan fixed though if it really sounds that bad as its probably going to quit on you soon anyways.
This will not cause damage, no.
I can't see the temperature lowering a hell of a lot though, either.
Like I said, undervolting is the best and most reliable solution for cooling. You may also want to look into a cooling pad, a type of mat that your laptop rests on top of, with fans built in.
Zamamee's right... undervolting is how you save on heat. To do it effectively, though, you have to choke down your CPU, and the easiest way to do that is to knock a few integers off the top of the multiplier range.
Simple as :)