Ok, another question realting to my recent build which I am about to finaly get my windows 7 disc for.
I love the idea of AMD cool and quiet, it seems like a great idea, but reading a lot of sites many people hate it with a passion.
I just want my computer to be quiet under normal use, and then do what it likes when I play games (at its best) and leave it in standby, as it is a family computer.
I basicly wnat to know if I should enable cool'n'quiet or not. I also have the option of Asus q-fan, which can speed up or slow down the fan speed, though I hear it will allow the CPU to get quite hot before speeding up - which I'm not really worried about as I will not have any overclock.
I use Cool n Quiet with no problems. My CPU dynamically adjusts its clock and voltage depending on load. It works extremely well since the CPU doesn't need to be at max clock or voltage while you're doing everyday stuff in Windows. As soon as your fire off something CPU intensive, it automatically cranks up to full speed. Since you don't plan to overclock, I recommend you do the same. Most CPU fans are pretty quiet even under load.
A related question: how come coolnquiet doesnt work for me? It never slows down like its supposed to, even at low cpu usage!
Amd athlon64 3500+
msi k8 n neo2
Did you enable it in your BIOS? Also, for XP, you have to install the correct Cool n Quiet driver for this to work. You also have to set the correct power scheme. Rather than me rehashing all of this from memory, go here to see how to enable it -> http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&th...
my Cool ‘n’ Quiet is active but its not doing anything. voltage spikes temp spikes usage spike. everything is spiking. first is it Cool ‘n’ Quiet problem. im not sure cuz of the usage spikes. any help or thoughts would be great. i do use other programs to adjust fan speed but this problem just started occurring.