• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Cool'n'Quiet on or off?

Hvale2k5

New Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2008
Messages
99 (0.03/day)
Likes
0
Location
VA
System Name Fist gaming system
Processor AMD Phenom II x2 BE 555(unlocked x3 OC at 3.5 stable)
Motherboard Asrock 880 GXH/3.0USB
Cooling Zalman 9500a
Memory 4GB G.skill DRR3 (PC1600) 9-9-9-25
Video Card(s) ATI Radeon HD5770
Storage WDC (500)
Display(s) Viewsonic LCD 22inch
Case Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply Cosair 650w
Software Window 7 Ultimate
#1
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.
 
Joined
May 31, 2006
Messages
1,153 (0.27/day)
Likes
108
System Name Alienware laptop
Processor intel i7-3610M @ 2,30Ghz
Motherboard dell?
Cooling 2 built in laptop cooling fans
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600mhz
Video Card(s) AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7970 2GB GDDR5 850/1200 No overclock yet
Storage 1TB hard drive 1.5TB external
Display(s) laptop screen 17.3" 1920x1080 + LG 22" inch LCD HD 1920 x 1200
Case My laptop back pack case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster
Power Supply laptop brick
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
#2
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.
 
Joined
May 18, 2010
Messages
3,416 (1.23/day)
Likes
1,049
System Name My baby
Processor Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.5GHz, 1.45v, NB @ 2700Mhz, HT @ 2700Mhz - 24hr prime95 stable
Motherboard Asus M4A785TD-V EVO
Cooling Sonic Tower Rev 2 with 120mm Akasa attached, Akasa @ Front, Xilence Red Wing 120mm @ Rear
Memory 16 GB G.Skills 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) ATI ASUS Crossfire 5850
Storage Samsung 1Tb EcoGreen hard drive
Display(s) Hanngs-G 19"
Case Antec VSK 2000 Black Tower Case
Audio Device(s) Onkyo TX-SR309 Receiver, 2x Kef Cresta 1, 1x Kef Center 20c
Power Supply OCZ StealthXstream II 600w, 4x12v/18A, 80% efficiency.
Software Windows Vista X64
#3
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.
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.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2007
Messages
2,310 (0.61/day)
Likes
637
Location
If I told u.. I'd have to kill u
System Name Budget Gamer v2
Processor Phenom II X4 955BE (3.6GHz)
Motherboard Biostar A880G+
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P
Memory 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 6870 1GB (985/1120)
Storage WD VelociRaptor 150GB
Display(s) AOC 2436Vh 24" HDMI
Case NZXT H2 Classic
Power Supply Coolmax 700W 80%+
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
#4
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.
 
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
1,655 (0.61/day)
Likes
729
Location
Philly
System Name Primary Rig
Processor Phenom II X4 B50 @ 3.7GHz
Motherboard Biostar TA790GX 128M
Cooling Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm , 6x120mm, MOS-C1
Memory 2x2GB Kingston HyperX 1066 @ 800 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 5830 800/1000 @ 885/1225
Storage 320GB, 400GB, 500GB, 1.5TB
Display(s) Hannspree HF259
Case CM 690
Power Supply OCZ 850W
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark06: 18545/5219 CPU Mark 7.0: 3911.2 Cinebench R10: 11826/3359 x264 HD 2.0: 75.6/23.9
#5
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: