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Athlon 5600x2 Temp for Gaming

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June 6, 2012 11:29:10 PM

Hey Guys, I just upgraded my Athlon 3500 to a dual core 5600x2 on my Asus M2N-E. I started playing Star Trek Online, which is working fine. I'm using the PC Probe program to check my CPU temp. My CPU is between 57-60 degrees. Should I turn on Asus Cool & Quiet? Are there any negatives to turning on cool & quiet, what exactly does it do and will it make a difference.
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June 7, 2012 12:01:41 AM

cool & quiet will run your CPU at lower speeds when non-demanding tasks are being run so it won't effect you in gaming. your temps are fine though for a CPU known to run warm and a stock cooler.
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June 7, 2012 1:41:28 AM

+1^
And, it has the added benefit of reducing fans speed when it can. That can make for a quieter machine.
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June 7, 2012 2:16:04 AM

Thanks for your replies. So would you recommend using cool & quiet? Is it better on than off? Should I consider buying a new heatsink and fan, or is 60 degrees fine?
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June 7, 2012 2:48:36 AM

cool & quiet - up to you. its more of a minor thing

new heatsink - once again up to you. your temps are fine but an aftermarket will obviously drop your temps and lower noise.
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June 8, 2012 2:04:18 PM

Thanks for the information guys.
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