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Created On: 10/01/2005 12:59 PM
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 10/01/2005 12:59 PM
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I just built a new system using the AMD64 3200+ (939 pin) and it was running great. So once everything was working I decided to enable some features of my MSI NF4 SLi board. Cool 'n Quiet was one of those features, but when I loaded my OS (XP Pro) I noticed that my clock had dropped from 2.01 to 1.00 GHz. Will some one please point me in the right direction because Cool 'n Quiet is a great feature.

BTW: I followed the motherboard's instruction for Cool 'n Quiet. I set the setting in BIOS and in Windows I put power management to "Minimal Power."

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 10/01/2005 02:04 PM
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That's exactly what SHOULD happen when Cool and Quiet is enabled. The processor speed will increase when it is needed. When the system is at idle it will reduce the clock speed and voltage.

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 10/13/2005 09:09 PM
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If you start having real problems (system hangs, BSODs, etc.), I would recommend disabling this feature altogether, as you can find plenty of examples in this forum where CnQ has caused nothing but problems. However, for some, it has proved to be a worthwhile feature.

Personally I don't like it. Dynamically adjusting CPU frequency and voltage was something no processor was meant to do (yet), so there are bound to be issues. I can't imagine why anyone would need this feature to be quite honest. The way I see it, if you want to save energy that badly, why not just turn your computer off when you are not using it?

Hope all this helps.

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