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Cool'n'Quiet on or off?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Hvale2k5, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Hvale2k5 New Member

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    i just OCed my Phenom x2 555 BE from 3.2 to 3.6, ran prime 95 for an hour and it passed 8k&10k test. So should i turn Cool'N'Quiet back on to save energy+keep idle cool? /w Cool'n'Quiet off it running at 30C, 40c with fully loaded. Im using stock cooler btw.
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    well if it runs stable with cool N quiet on then go for it. But it will not be as stable as with out coolNquiet.
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    These days Cool N Quiet does not influence stablity as it used to. I usually turn it off initially do stability tests, if its stable I turn it on and re-do the stability tests again. If its still stable leave it on!

    BTW 1hr of prime is not enough. I've had CPUs that would run prime for 6hrs but then would randomly lock up, freeze or restart once the 7hr mark comes. I wouldnt brand a CPU as stable unless it can do atleast double digits.
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    Before I say "its stable" is only after a minimum of 10hrs, usually 12 to 24 hrs. I too have had cpu's that will pass a couple of hrs with no problem. I run cool'n'quiet off if Im overclocking, on if Im running stock.
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    PhenomMsrTweaker

    'nuff said.

    Disable Cool'n'Quiet then setup PhenomMsrTweaker. My unlocked 550BE runs from 2.0GHz@1.00V to 3.7GHz@1.39V. I checked it on a Kill-A-Watt and it went from 180W idle to 130W idle! I run my computer 24/7 so that's a serious power savings. PhenomMsrTweaker is a fantastic program and I can't praise it enough.

    Here's a guide to setup.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010

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