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How to get Cool'n'Quiet to work after overclocking?

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I've recently OC'd my X3 720 to 3.4ghz and having found a good stable setting I want to keep it at this. Unfortunately Cool'n'Quiet does not seem to work for some reason. I disabled it while overclocking, then enabled it again once I got a stable setting that I liked. The CPU frequency just stays at 3400mhz though, even at idle. Is there any way to get it to work at the higher frequency?
post #2 of 16
it is contrdictive to what the CQ program dose it has a set high value and your over clock is higher then that its going to go up in set amount and back down thier are a few boards that you can set the values of CQ but it sounds like you don't have one
post #3 of 16
some boards like gigabyte disable cnq when overclock

you need to use phenommsrtweaking or something like that, an app to activate cnq, i used for a long time
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Cool N quiet can sometime's be a pain in the butt. Its hit or miss if it will cause instability in your OC. Take note's of your current stable OC and then back it down bit by bit see if there is a sweet spot. On my older AMD mobo CnQ wouldn't work past 3.7ghz even though it was stable. Works on my UD3 all the way to 4.0.
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Check to see that windows power options is set to balanced.
Failing all else,as sixor said try PMT.
Here is a guide on how to http://www.overclock.net/t/551259/phenommsrtweaker-guide-custom-cool-n-quiet-for-overclocks/0_20


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Cool'n'Quiet rarely causes OC instability  CnQ is enabled with my OC.  However, very high multipliers (usually x19 and above) will cause CnQ to stop working.  This, I'm not sure.  Try Gyro's solution.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Cool'n'Quiet rarely causes OC instability  CnQ is enabled with my OC.  However, very high multipliers (usually x19 and above) will cause CnQ to stop working.  This, I'm not sure.  Try Gyro's solution.

my multi is 21.5 atm and CnQ still works perfectly, downclocks to 1400mhz, and .896v

Make sure when it's enabled, you go into your windows power options and check to see the processor minimum state, and processor maximum state these should be as follows.

Minimum state 10% (or higher depending on how low you would actually like it to downclock)

Amd overdrive also have an option to change this setting with a frequency reading instead of a percentage, catalsyt also has this option as well in the power tab.

Max state 100%
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It worked for me just fine when I had my ASUS board (785G chipset); I was even able to enable it when I had my reference clock all the way up to 300. However, when I upgraded to a 890FX board (my current one), the feature will turn off if I do a manual OC. Although I got different results with 2 separate chipsets, I think it's more because of the manufacturer more than anything. It was the biggest thing I didn't like about this current ASRock board, and why I will likely go ASUS next time I have a chance to.
 
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I used k10stat for my 955BE to regular not only cooln quiet, but also a mild OC. Then xd mentioned my board's vrm tend to blow.redface.gif
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Download amd fusion desktop it is a great program and can set profiles

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