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Cool n Quiet, keep it or deactivate it?

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As thread title says, I've had mixed results, and why would I want to disable it?
    
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I'd leave it on if u don't feel the need to have 100% power all the time
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I too am wondering if enabling it would have any problems especially if the system is overclocked ?
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I have heard about Cool 'n Quiet can interfere with overclocking, that was back in 2009. I'd personally just disable it if you are going to overclock just in case. I have Cool n Quiet enabled on my main computer as I haven't overclocked it's CPU
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Cool N Quiet will inhibit overclocking.
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Try both ways. Stress test and use your rig for a day with it disabled, and again with it enabled. For me, EIST resulted in skipping music and videos so i disabled it.
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If you have a stable overclock, cool n quiet can only be a good thing. Maybe disable while trying to find a good OC. Once you find where you want to be turn it back on. Most boards will automatically disable cool n quiet after about 18.5 multiplier or so. So if you set your multi to x18 or lower an OC the rest with FSB, cool n quiet will work with no problems. No reason not to use it in everyday use and gaming. My cpu basically stays well undervolted and at 800mhz the whole time I surf the web, no need for more power.
Edited by Chuckclc - 6/2/11 at 12:07am
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Hmmm! Interesting. I am going to try that. +1Rep =)
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Disable it while you OC, because the sudden change in voltage can cause your OC to crash in a stress test while it's still warming up. But after you've found a stable OC, turn it on because while idle your voltage will go to 1.2v/800mhz and you will use much less electricity and will have a longer lifespan.

It's pretty much idiotic to not have it on.
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