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One of my friends just put a 965 in his pc as a replacement for a athlon x4 2.9ghz and now its running @ 800mhz. Should he update his bios or what? Im kinda stumped as i dont think cool and quiet runs down to 800mhz
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Its AMD's cool n quite.

It downclocks the cpu to save power and reduce heat.

And yes it runs at 800.
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post #3 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastical View Post
Its AMD's cool n quite.

it downclocks the cpu to save power and reduce heat.
^

you can disable the option using BIOS
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post #4 of 19
Cool n' Quiet lowers the CPU multiplier so that it runs at 800MHz when it's at no load.
    
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post #5 of 19
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^ i know what it is. But i never knew it would go that low.Haha i never used it as i always overclock to the max and dont really care about power consumption
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by tehPwnzah View Post
^ i know what it is. But i never knew it would go that low.Haha i never used it as i always overclock to the max and dont really care about power consumption
ahh hehe, misunderstood the question ^_^ come to think of it, yeh it does go down as low as 800mhz, wel my 955 does back then ^_^
as far as I know, C'n'C stops working when you have your multipler above 18.
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post #7 of 19
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his board doesnt have a setting for cnq heres his bios shots http://www.flickr.com/photos/61032395@N02/?saved=1
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post #8 of 19
you can enable disable or setup cool n quiet with phenommsrtweaker
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post #10 of 19
Looking at the screenshot of CPU-Z that says "AMD Processor Model Unknown" makes me think that you may need a BIOS update. Of course it may just be a glitch. Check to see if the performance is in line with what you would expect of such a system.
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