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Keeping cool n' quiet enabled while overclocked?

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So I'm finally getting close to getting a new build put together and I'm to the point now where I need to decide between a FX8350 or going to i5 route of things. I understand that the i5 is a better processor overall for gaming, but really it won't make THAT much of a difference when it comes to real world results, so I would rather save the money and help out AMD (Note I have access to microcenter so AMD is MUCH cheaper then intel). I also know the FX8350 is a power hog from what I have been reading.

When I had my i5 2500K one of the biggest features I loved from it is that I could have my CPU overclocked and still have it declock when it didn't need the power. Does AMD have this feature?
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Ya it still has that ability but it's pointless if you're OCing. The power things use when you're sitting idle is good enough.
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Cool and quiet works fine unless you overclock your FSB above 250.

If I overclock my FSB above 250 then it will not downclock at all, but does not affect system stability as far as I know.
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CnQ used to be wonky and caused overclock instability due to tampering with voltages. I dunno if it's still the case but it's how it always was.
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

CnQ used to be wonky and caused overclock instability due to tampering with voltages. I dunno if it's still the case but it's how it always was.

It lowers the voltage when idle. But right now for me, if I run FSB over 250 then it will not lower the voltage at all, therefore no problems.
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