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This is something I had been thinking about for a long time. Can I OC my 955BE and keep C&Q enabled at the same time? I mean I know that I can but my question is , does it affect the cpu adversely? Usually I keep my 955 at 3.6GHz( multiplier 17.5 and freq 208) cause I got a minimal 450 watt (corsair vx450) psu. I have to keep my pc on for very long periods of time so i prefer to keep CnQ on.
    
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While you overclock, it should be off, but when you are done with the overclock you can turn it on again. I have it on and my cpu is at 3.5ghz and the CnQ functions correctly.
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Yeah, I know but wouldnt it be mighty helpful if both were to work at the same time. I would get the OC benefits while gaming or video compressing and when I am away (but pc is on downloading stuff from net) CnQ would save power for me.
So my question is why cant we keep both on together?
    
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Thats what I'm saying, you can. Just dont have it on WHILE you overclock. You can turn it on when you have reached your desired OC.
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Originally Posted by leopold1985;11816742 
Yeah, I know but wouldnt it be mighty helpful if both were to work at the same time. I would get the OC benefits while gaming or video compressing and when I am away (but pc is on downloading stuff from net) CnQ would save power for me.
So my question is why cant we keep both on together?

You can keep both ON together, but might not work if your multi is higher than a certain value.
Also my old 955 & crosshair III did not like CPU/NB @ 2600+ with CnQ enabled
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post #6 of 10
Turn it off while finding your stable overclock. Once you know your stable, then turn C&Q back on.
Many do this since you rarely use your CPU 100% all the time, and that is just wasting energy (and making heat).
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Oh... So once we hit our desired clock then we can keep it on always?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmartinez06;11816857 
Oh... So once we hit our desired clock then we can keep it on always?

Yes.
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i have CnQ on when i overclock. i just use performance mode in windows when i bench/stress. and when im done i turn it back to balanced.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Anything additional (if there is....) you might wanna say is welcome too smile.gif
    
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