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If your BIOS looks like this;



Turn off CE1, C6 & Cool'n Quiet. These are Power Down and Voltage Down regulation features for power efficiency during idle. Turn them off if your primary use is gaming.

I'll be playing games the rest of the night, get at you later.

C-State Power Saving Modes
 

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Yeah I have the other bios the uefi one ill look around I'm trying to figure out why it's doing it sometimes when I start bios mode frequency is grated out at .20

Ahhhhhh nice I found c1e and disabled it posting from iPad right now, now I see a c6 core state, and that's enabled I have no idea what that is. Also a svm which is enabled.

That did it don't know what the svm is though how much you think I could push this without upping the voltage. This bios is not like normal ones

Mod edit: Please use the edit button instead of double and triple posting.
 

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you sir are correct, also I would like to state its STABLE NOW! No more fluctuating, I dont know why they have that energy saver, thing bugs me out. Makes me think cpu is going bad, now if I can only get it to find my one HDD
 

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how would it affect the cpu? Everywhere I read they SAY to turn OFF COOL n Quiet, so its not just me lol. This is what it looks like with that c1e thing on, it bothers me cause it makes me drop frames when playing any game
 

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how would it affect the cpu? Everywhere I read they SAY to turn OFF COOL n Quiet, so its not just me lol. This is what it looks like with that c1e thing on, it bothers me cause it makes me drop frames when playing any game
Make sure you have CPUz 1.62 or better,there was problems reading some FX CPU's on prior versions.There is nothing wrong with the CPU just the program.

There is nothing wrong with using cool and quiet,we turn it off when overclocking because we often need it to stay at full speed,makes it harder to tune if the speed varies.
 

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my thoughts: seems normal.. seems normal.. seems normal.. HOLY CR*P!
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lol yeah man thats hat i said, i removed it by doing what i did by disabling almost everything in the cpu section besides the multiplier. did you see the 32k number or maybe it was 320k
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Make sure you have CPUz 1.62 or better,there was problems reading some FX CPU's on prior versions.There is nothing wrong with the CPU just the program.

There is nothing wrong with using cool and quiet,we turn it off when overclocking because we often need it to stay at full speed,makes it harder to tune if the speed varies.
yup i do, even check it in AMD OVerdrive, looked EXACTLY the same. I dont need cool n quiet because im running h80i
 

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Actually that video gives us no context. When at idle it is not uncommon to see AMD or Intel processors have their speed fluctuate as they lower speed to reduce energy requirements. Even during game play this change can take place as a game puts demand and then reduces demand on the system.

Now under a benchmark or heavy game play this speed tends to stabilize and hold. As for frame drops being created by this during gaming, I am sure there are but the change is so quick that it should not have any real effect on game play. Turning the power savings features off has a couple of effects.

First it increases the power demand of your PC. This is probably not a huge increase in overall cost but it can add up. Most PCs right now at idle can drop below 100 watts of draw, I had a 3820 system overclocked to 4GHz with a HD 7950 and at idle, thanks to power saving features I was drawing around 75 watts. With the power saving features turned off that rose to about 130 watts.

Second it reduces heat, the same system above at idle with power savings was getting down to about 28C, running very cool when it was not needed. By killing the power savings features that idle temp rose to 36C.

The reason people tell you to turn it off when overclocking, specifically the hard core overclocking, is that some of those features are tied top heat, power and TDP of the chip. This means when certain levels are hit the chip reduces speed to bring the parameters back in line. By turning them off you turn off those monitors and get a more stable higher speed even if it is outside those preset perimeters.

Should you turn them off or leave them on? That is a matter of preference. Personally I like my systems cool and quiet, so I leave these features on. Does this mean I might lose a few FPS during game play? Possibly, but to date I have never noticed this lose causing an issue in any game I play.
 

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please keep in mind that im on my comp about 18 hours a day (disabled vet) also im running a Hydro cooling kit, so the cpu which the power we are talking about has a water cool on it, and really BARELY ever goes over 40c
 

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Did you the install the windows 7 hotfix for bulldozer cpu's?
Try it. It might give a small performance increase to your FX-8350.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/AMD-Bulldozer-hotfix-from-Microsoft-download-2831.html

With my Athlon II x4, I disable C6 in the bios, because C6 causes my cpu frequency and voltage to fluctuate wildly.
cool 'n quiet is enabled because when my PC is idle, it will downclock to 1.4Ghz and low voltage.
I have not seen any negative effects caused by cool 'n quiet.
 
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