> start -> type: power, and hit Enter key -> change plan settings -> restore
> default settings for this plan
> start -> type: power, and hit Enter key -> change plan settings -> change
> advanced power settings
>> start -> type: power, and hit Enter key -> change plan settings ->
>> default settings for this plan
>> start -> type: power, and hit Enter key -> change plan settings -> change
>> advanced power settings
It's the minimum and maximum cpu power available.
If you set the maximum processor state in powermanagement to 50% it should
offer 50% of it's processing power max. when put under load.
With this explanation I guess you understand what the minimum is for?
"Rob" <robreeve@***comcast.net> wrote in message
> What is minimum and maximum processor state in power management
> side question:
> Why doesn't Vista help have the answer?
In short, Vista is able to vary the processor clock frequency (from 0 Hz to 2.4 GHz, if your maximum processor speed is 2.4 GHz) according to the processor usage. Minimum and maximum processor state control the range within which Vista varies the clock speed.
For example, a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 75% will make Vista vary the speed between 600 MHz (25%) and 1.8 MHz (75%) for a 2.4 MHz processor. "On battery" and "plugged in" is for setting two different ranges for the charging and discharging states.
The point of reducing clock frequency is that, the higher the frequency, the more heat the processor will produce, and the more power it will consume. The lower the frequency, the more time it will take to complete a processing (calculation).
More detailed information with pictures can be found in the link given above.
Hope this helps,