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I see alot of people suggesting to turn it off when OCing.

I understand that it drops benchmark scores by a litte, but as Cool N quiet doesn't affect my performance. At least I don't think it does. CPU throttles to 3.8ghz the moment games/video encoding begins.

So why do you yall suggest turning it off?
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Instability reasons. And it causes a performance loss. That split second that it takes for it to bump back up to max speed, can be noticed.
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I use to run it enabled 24/7. No problems at all even at 4.4GHz+ overclocks.
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post #4 of 12
Most suggest turning off to find max stable


I personally run Speedstepping (Intel's version) on both my cpus and have been happy with the performance
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
I see alot of people suggesting to turn it off when OCing.

I understand that it drops benchmark scores by a litte, but as Cool N quiet doesn't affect my performance. At least I don't think it does. CPU throttles to 3.8ghz the moment games/video encoding begins.

So why do you yall suggest turning it off?
For the reason you stated above. Issues with Cool N Quiet have been resolved with the PII CPUs. You can have it on without any worries.
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Instability reasons. And it causes a performance loss. That split second that it takes for it to bump back up to max speed, can be noticed.
Really? It bumps up to 3.8 ghz as soon as the game is booting. I understand that would effect benchmark scores, but it in the real world.......really?



Also, I guess stability is a good excuse.
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post #7 of 12
I disabled cool and quiet because I honestly couldn't watch hd video with it enabled. The processor would always downclock and the framerate watching any hd video was just plain terible. So, I would say it can cause problems in that sense too as it would go to idle clocks when it coulsnt handle it. However, I think my chip was downclocking a litle too much to be honest. It went down to 800mhz.
    
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post #8 of 12
I actually made a thread asking about this a long time ago and the general consensus was that if it didn't cause stability issues then use it. Personally I love it and don't notice a difference in speed or responsiveness.
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Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
For the reason you stated above. Issues with Cool N Quiet have been resolved with the PII CPUs. You can have it on without any worries.
... and especially with the Thubans.
My 955 doesn't like CPU/NB @ 2600+ with CnQ enabled, but 1090 has no problem at all above that speed
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post #10 of 12
I haven't heard a good reason TO disable it, but I have seen (like you said) those that say it must be lol. I always run with it on and know of no reason it has to be disabled. Maybe it's an e-peen thing or something. If that's the case maybe they should just speed up there mouse so it feels even faster yet.

It's never been an issue for me and I don't buy into the common reason of "it causes instability" as all my OC's are 24 hr prime, 200 passes of LinX and ITB on highest setting stable.
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