Dell Command | Power Manager allows you to manage your system’s processor and cooling fan settings so that you can manage performance, system surface temperature, and fan noise. Each option represents a different balance of these three elements. Choose the configuration that best suits the way you use your system.
|Optimized||Balances performance, noise, and temperature.|
|Cool||Cooling fan speed is raised to maintain a cooler system surface temperature. Your system may produce more noise and experience reduced performance.|
|Quiet||Cooling fan and processor speeds are lowered to reduce fan noise. This configuration may also reduce system performance and raise system surface temperature.|
|Ultra performance||Both processor and cooling fan speeds are increased to produce higher system performance. This configuration may also produce more noise and higher system surface temperature.|
Additional thermal setting options may be available through your operating system. Click Control Panel in the Operating System Power Plan box in the upper right of the Thermal Management page.
See Changing Thermal Management Settings for instructions on changing the thermal settings on your system using Dell Command | Power Manager .