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my last thread was a bust so here goes

i have overclocked my athlon 640
im using 255X15
to get 3825MHZ @1.62v
and i know my volts but whilst using cool and quiet my cpu is down-clocked
to 1020MHZ @ 1.24v and it stays like that while listening to music videos and web browsing then gives me full speed when gaming

so what do you all think about using cool and quiet to be able to overclock
over my previous 3705MHZ limit @ 1.55v

3.8GHZ is my max possible overclock as 255x15 is my max possible bus speed

any way what do you think of using cool and quiet to achieve this overclock and i know a strange way of using it
post #2 of 9
Strange way? Seems normal to me.

CnQ stops working past 18multi so your well within the limits.
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Strange way? Seems normal to me.

CnQ stops working past 18multi so your well within the limits.
i meant because im using it to negate the possibility of degradation as the cpu is not @ 1.62v 24/7 only when needed for a heavy load

i always thout C&Q would cause stability issues but it actually saved my OC
post #4 of 9
If you really want to risk the CPU for an extra 100mhz I guess that's up to you. I wouldn't.
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If your average temps are good at 3800 with CnQ, you are cool. However that's valid for games but folding or anything that uses %100 cpu might be troubling.

As for stability, you might see some behavior in games, Windows switching speeds, 500ms lag or hickups because CnQ is driver level unlike Turbo Core on Thubans.
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If your average temps are good at 3800 with CnQ, you are cool. However that's valid for games but folding or anything that uses %100 cpu might be troubling.

As for stability, you might see some behavior in games, Windows switching speeds, 500ms lag or hickups because CnQ is driver level unlike Turbo Core on Thubans.
for folding i always back down to 3.6GHZ @ 1.48v
as for the lag in games i have to just hit the windows key then go back in games that fixes it for me other than that no issues running @ 45c under 100% load using P95 for temps my chip is golden the volts let it down but i think the lag is from running games over 2 screens

as seen here GTA 4 streched over 2 15inch screens


makes me wish i had a 5850 or some thing so i could use 3 screens
Edited by craigs911 - 7/21/11 at 8:12am
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Possible. I too use CnQ on a x2 5600 machine. I think i misfit the 1090t stock cooler on this windsor chip. The idle was 42-49. Also the fan is too small, it gets to 5500 rpm Now with CnQ it idles around 30-38, fan around 3500 rpm. I do feel some lag while surfing on web too or some specific programs, first click after idle is always laggy like 0.5s
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I rarely notice lag on my 5000. during the summer its usually at 3.1 with c and q enabled.
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post #9 of 9
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my final post

my system is now running 3825-MHZ @ 1.62v every thing is stable cool and quiet is doing its job and my temps are unchanged 15-20c idle little higher under load but still very good @ 40-47c load now im going to save for a HD 5850 1-2GB for eyefinity

i can here by confirm cool & quiet works with overclocking and can allow you to overclock slightly higher past 1.55v just back your OC down for 24/7 folding
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