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How to Change System Cooling Policy for Processor Power Management in Windows 10

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The System cooling policy setting under Processor power management in Power Options allows you to specify an active or passive cooling mode for your system.

System Cooling Policy Description
Active Increase fan speed before slowing the processor.
Passive Slow the processor before increasing fan speed.

This tutorial will show you how to change the system cooling policy for processor power management in your active power plan in Windows 10.

Note   Note
This setting will affect all users that use the same active power plan scheme.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change System Cooling Policy for Processor Power Management in Power Options
  • Option Two: To Change System Cooling Policy for Processor Power Management in Command Prompt





Change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10
To Change System Cooling Policy for Processor Power Management in Power Options

1. Open your advanced power plan settings.

2. Expand open Processor power management and System cooling policy, select Active or Passive for what you want in the drop down(s), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10
To Change System Cooling Policy for Processor Power Management in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Enter the command(s) below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(On battery: Passive)
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 94d3a615-a899-4ac5-ae2b-e4d8f634367f 0

OR

(On battery: Active)
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 94d3a615-a899-4ac5-ae2b-e4d8f634367f 1

AND/OR

(Plugged in: Passive)
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 94d3a615-a899-4ac5-ae2b-e4d8f634367f 0

OR

(Plugged in: Active)
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 94d3a615-a899-4ac5-ae2b-e4d8f634367f 1


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That's it,
Shawn