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What is the "maximum processor state" option?

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First of all, I own a Toshiba laptop thats running on a Core2 Duo (1.73Ghz) processor. I was wondering what the option in power management called "maximum processor state" is for. Right now it's on 50%. From my understand, that means my processors would only run to a maximum of 50%? Is it ok if it change that option to 100% instead? Will it increase the speed of my laptop? Will it damage my laptop if it do? Or change should I change it to that good? Ok course it would use up more power, but I have no problem with that. Thanks in advanced.
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It basically refers to the speed of the CPU.

For example, if the maximum is 50% while on battery, the CPU frequency will be running at 50% normal speed, prolonging battery life at the cost of performance.

from http://www.microsoft...g...0e7d4ce&p=1
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