Personally, I would go to:
Start -> Control Panel -> Power Options
- Change Plan Settings next to Power Saver. (Or create a new plan, call it "Low Fan"
- Change Advanced Power Settings
- Under Processor power management tab, change Minimum Processor State to 0%
(This will allow your CPU to rest, at the cost of more responsive initial application loading. the difference is minimal for applications, and great on power savings)
- System Cooling policy: Passive
(This will clock down your CPU before it turns on a fan, preventing your fan from turning on as regularly)
- Maximum Processor State, ~20%
(This caps your processor to 20% usage, keeping heat and electricity usage down, and the only down side is some things may take longer to open. no worries on a typing computer!)
Save the settings and select that plan to activate it.
Hope this helps get your laptop fan's usage much less
If the fan is still frequently turning on, next step is to take off the keyboard on the laptop and blow out the fan and heatsink area, and if necessary, oil the fan. Happy tuning! Edited by Z32 - 10/25/11 at 1:36pm