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Is this a software that has to be installed in windows, or is cool 'n' Quiet an option in the bios. I just wanna know so i can make sure its disabled.

Thanks in advance.
    
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It's a BIOS option as far as I know.
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post #3 of 12
It's in the BIOS
    
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Don't you need drivers for it though?
    
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Yeah you need the cool 'n' quiet drivers, and have it enabled in the BIOS for it to work.

I recently started a thread discussing whether CNQ should be used on an overclocked CPU. The majority, if not all, said you should keep it disabled when you have an overclocked CPU, as it fiddles around with the CPU multis and voltages, which could cause instability if not on stock speeds. Otherwise, on stock speeds its fine and safe to use.
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Ah I thought so, just wasn't sure cos I don't use AMD

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post #7 of 12
It's both working together. You have to enable it in the bios and install the drivers (as well as a few other settings) to make it work.
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ok cheers everyone.
    
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post #9 of 12
C&Q is a function of the CPU a bit like what the mobile chips do to conserve power

It is turned on through the BIOS

But if you overclock I would def leave it off
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post #10 of 12
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ok there was an option, in my bios, called "AMD K8 Cool'n'Quiet", the choices were "Auto" or "disabled" so i disabled it, that sound ok?
    
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