On Ubuntu I can control the frequency of my CPU. I set it at the lowest value and then the fans are really quiet.
Is it possible to do it in Windows 7 ?
EDIT: The computer is a Laptop: Sony SVT 1311
Go to Control Panel -> Power Options and select
That should limit the processor to a set of lower powered CPU speeds.
Of course you can always adjust the settings of the
On a laptop you should be able to get to the power options quickly by right clicking the battery icon in the bottom left of the task bar.
Did You try speed fan for windows? It can monitor and control all sensors and fan speeds, and it's free, youcan download from here.
I used to control CPU frequency settings in W7 using ASUS AI Suite, since I had ASUS mobo. Look for similar software on the official site of your mobo manufacturer. This tool allowed either to change frequency or multiplier.
Besides, all new Intel Core i5 processors support Turbo Boost Technology, which dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give you a burst of speed when you need it, and increased energy efficiency when you don’t.
Turbo Boost settings are controlled from within the BIOS. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is a processor technology and is operating system agnostic.