Even if I set the maximum processor state to 20% and minimum to 10%, it keeps my i7-3612QM 2.10Ghz (base speed) at 2.80Ghz with 5% CPU utilisation.

I discovered this problem because the notebook fan was activating too frequently (maybe after Windows 2004 update), and I noticed the CPU frequency was high all the time (event with very low CPU utilisation) so I decided to low drastically the maximum processor state and gotcha.

Is there any other settings that could explain this behavior?

Thank you!

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  • Finally I found that dell.com/community/Inspiron/… and changing Power mode to "Better performance" instead of "Best performance" solves the problem. – dperez Jul 14 at 22:44

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