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Hello all, im am just wondering if it is possible to get a better OC if cool'n'quiet is turned off in the bios, because on the DFI site if looking for drivers it warns you not to download if you are an OCer!<br>
This is what it says<br>
Driver AMD Driver<br><b><i>OS Window XP<br>
File cpudriver.zip<br>
Size 4,179,936 bytes<br>
Date 2004/07/28<br>
Description AMD Cool 'n' Quiet technology for Windows XP only.<br><br>
!!!WARNING!!!WARNING!!!WARNING!!!<br><br><br>
Please do not install this driver if you intend to do overclocking.</i></b><br>
I only noticed this whilst looking for a driver update then i checked in my bios and noticed it was on, so should i turn it off for more of and OC or does it make that big of a difference?<br>
Any advice wil be appreciated<br>
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I always disable Cool n Quiet when overclocking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I always disable Cool n Quiet when overclocking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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But does it result in a better OC, because it took my quite awhile to get it stable at 2.6ghz, and want to make sure that it is worth it?
 

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The warning is correct, it will make a difference. Turning it off won't effect your PC's performance, but leaving it on will since you plan to OC higher.
 
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Will report back in a while with new OC if it works, thanks you all for help
 

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Oh well no difference, what do most of you guys have your HT link set at or do you leave on AUTO?
 

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Depends on what the overclock is; you want to try to keep the HT link somewhere around 1000mhz. For instance, if you push the HTT (equivalent to the Front Side Bus) to 250, then you would want the HT link to be set at 4x. I've had mine +/- about 20% without any problems, so good luck overclocking.
 

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So if i set my fsb to 249.5 and put a multiplier of 10.5, that should make my ht link at 249.52308..... with the ht link set at 4x, that willl make my ht link 998.09052....<br>
And I would still have this same OC!<br>
Im I right in thinking this???
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So if i set my fsb to 249.5 and put a multiplier of 10.5, that should make my ht link at 249.52308..... with the ht link set at 4x, that willl make my ht link 998.09052....<br>
And I would still have this same OC!<br>
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Not that multi.u have something like HTT multi or so.If your FSB is 333 u set it at 3x.
 

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ok understand that but it wont let me change my cpu/fsb frequency ratio for some reason it is just stuck at 10x<br>
Are there any jumpers on the mobo which let me change this or is it fixed<br>
I can change it in the bios but when I boot in CPU-Z and other programs it still says 10x
 

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AMD locks theres CPU multi.
 

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AMD Overclocking Simplify<br />
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Cpu mutilper X HTT = Cpu speed<br />
HTT = RAM Speed <br />
HTT x HTT muiltper = FSB<br />
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You want cool and quiet off.<br />
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My rig <br />
10 x 270 = 2700Mhz cpu speed<br />
270 = DDR 520 ( I"m Running A 1/1 Ratio on my ram.)<br />
270 x 3 = 810 FSB
 

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yea turn it off since it will go down to about 1.0 ghz when your not playing a game or using hungry apps. and vcore will be really low also. CnQ is only good if you like to keep your computer on and you only want the fast speed when playing games.
 

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The way Cool'n'Quiet works is it throttles your CPU speed down when there is only a light load on the processor. It does this by lowering the multi and then dropping the voce. This keeps the cpu cooler and thus lowers the fan speed on the heatsink/fan to reduce the sound level and also drops the vcore a bit to help save on electricity. So, with Cool'n'Quiet on, it only knows the default multi and the lower multi which is why even if you change the multi in the BIOS, it won't change. If you want better performance and don't care about sound or electricity usage, then turn C'n'Q off, otherwise you can leave it on.
 
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