I have a Sempron E6 3400+ running WinXP SP2 with all the updates and have tried to get Cool-n-Quiet to work on a Gigabyet N8NS and a Chinatech VNF3-250 Skt 750 but it won't work. I downloaded the Processor Driver from the utility page but it didn't work either. On the Chinatech the BIOS has CnQ enabled and I tried the "Minimum Power" setting in XP but had no luck with it.
I've searched the AMD page and can't find a solid answer to the problem. Can anyone tell me definitively if the 3400+ supports CnQ? I know some below 3000 don't but how about this one?
QUOTE(r3sil3 @ Nov 14 2005, 03:45 PM)I dunno then, Iv'e never set it up, just seen ti work, didnt like it IMO of course. [right][snapback]546086[/snapback][/right]
Well I can't get it to work so it looks like I won't be having any trouble with it throttling back. According to my UPS software it's cranking 220 watts of power under a Prime Stress Test and 186 Watts at idle, but this is with a 19" CRT which probably burns up 90 Watts alone.
Since this PC will run 24/7 it would be helpful it I could get the stupid board to clock down and save some juice until it is needed. I have a S939 Newcastle 3800 that has CnQ and I've never had a problem that I know of. I've checked it with CPU-Z and it throttles up instantly under load. Games run fine but I haven't pushed it with anything harder than HL2.