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MrSeanKon 25th September, 2006 09:31 AM

Cool n" Quiet: Enabled or disabled?
Here at AMD forums is a discussion for this option.
What's your opinion guys??
I BAN :D this option in BIOS.

skool h8r 25th September, 2006 10:16 AM

Disabled for me, definatly, i might enable it again due to the fact that my new keyboard has a sleep button that i regularly use when i go get something to eat that i'm not allowed bring upstairs (pizza, chips, sunday dinner...) or when my system is in a cool-down session (rarely but these still happen. Just in sleep until case fans are getting rid of cool air rather than warm (got 3 exhausts and one intake but they're configured in a way that does an effective job of getting cool air in and warm air out).

So yeah, disabled for me.

Strongwolf 25th September, 2006 03:07 PM

Disabled. It's bring trouble when manually overclocking.

robbie 25th September, 2006 08:12 PM

I almost brought it up when I was at the AMD tech tour. I wondered how it would effect things like F@H and other DC clients.
Off for me!!

danrok 25th September, 2006 09:24 PM

Disabled for overclocking.

Useful if you run at stock though.

cloasters 26th September, 2006 04:54 PM

Is this an AMD feature? Just asking.

skool h8r 26th September, 2006 04:57 PM

Cool and quiet, are you serious? Yes, what it does is lowers the clock speed (by multiplier) when the CPU isn't in use, saving power, lowering heat output thus making the CPU fan slower (provided it's controlled by the boards CPUFAN header).

cloasters 27th September, 2006 01:19 AM

Makes sense to me. If the CPU isn't working full blast, why not slow it down to save it from heat?

Samuknow 27th September, 2006 01:31 PM

All CPU's here should always be running full blast....Folding for team 45....

Aedan 27th September, 2006 03:20 PM

As long as you can tolerate the 52% price rise in electricity in some countries in the last year.

Samuknow 27th September, 2006 04:21 PM

I did fine..

cloasters 27th September, 2006 05:26 PM

52% price hike? Ouch, that's real pain. Somebody get the oil men out of the WH. Please!

boeki 27th September, 2006 08:52 PM

I have it disabled but I use RMCLock instead.

I've got it set up for Performance on Demand.

Frankly, it's quite useless as F@H drives the proc to max anyway!

MrSeanKon 28th September, 2006 08:01 AM

When this option was enabled CPU speed (MSI nForce3, Venice 3200+) was 1.1GHz only!!! :crazy:

Redroar 2nd October, 2006 04:34 AM

I turned it on for a couple of days and what it does is just lowers my multi from 12 to 6 when I'm, say, browsing the internet. But it shoots back to 12 if Prime or a game is running. I turned it off because temps barely lowered, and for some reason it made me uneasy to see the speeds jump around. I don't know why.

MrSeanKon 2nd October, 2006 07:51 AM

It is strange Redroar.
As I saw in your sign you have MSI mainboard also (like mine in the past).
What's the temperature difference?? (enabled vs. disabled).

Redroar 2nd October, 2006 07:12 PM

2-3 C. Not much, considering that it's at 1.1v at the 6x multi. My fan is slowing down, but in my mind it should drop at least 5 C for having such a low vcore.

Room ambient temp: 30 C
Cooler: Scythe Mine 100mm with AS-5

CnQ Disabled:
Idle = 40 C
Load = 47-50 C

CnQ Enabled:
Idle = 37-38 C
Load = 47-50 C

dsio 3rd October, 2006 06:46 AM

Offload at 1Ghz my 3200+ can run passively under a Zalman flower heatsink. For webbrowsing etc, you can force it to never leave 1Ghz, and it stays around 50C with just the PSU's downward blowing 92mm fan wafting air over the flower sink. At load 1Ghz it will peak around 60C, but never above that.

When you're doing a programming assignment at 4AM, the fewer fans the better.

MrSeanKon 3rd October, 2006 07:55 AM


Originally Posted by dsio
When you're doing a programming assignment at 4AM, the fewer fans the better.

Nice idea dsio!
Thanks Redroar for info. :)
BTW dsio LOL I change the fans' voltage when I want low noice (7Volts) and vacum cleaner LOL 12Volts. :D

Wolf2000me 3rd October, 2006 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by dsio

When you're doing a programming assignment at 4AM, the fewer fans the better.

That's absolutely true and this what I will do next time this situation shows itself, tx dsio :)

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