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Can somebody please explain to me if this is a good idea to enable this in the BIOS? I have an Athlon 64 3700+ not overclocked, I did get the newest CPU drivers from AMD's website.

You'd figure this option would be enabled by default, why is'nt it? Is there a reason not to enable it?
 

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It doenst lower the performance. It adjust the performance of the CPU according to the power asked by the user. Light task, low MHz and voltage. Heavy computing, full power.

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Totally wrong! C&Q don't affect performance at all in games or CPU-intensive task since the CPU change based on CPU load.

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Cool & Quiet is very good if you let your PC run 24/7 for D/L and stuff like that. The CPU throttles down while you surf the web, read mail, D/L stuff and when you need more power (games, video encoding, etc...) C&Q automatically set the CPU speed to 100%.

The reason why it's not set to ON by default is probably to reduce the number of calls to the Tech. Support from people who complain that their 2.0GHz+ CPU is running at 1.0GHz... :smile:

In my opinion, within a few year's all CPU will have these power saving feature enabled by default.

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Is there a newer driver that fixes issues with games? I've read quite a few sites that say they had problems going from idle/browsing/etc to playing a game. Either the game would lock up or crash, apparently these people were saying the cpu wasn't coming back up to full power quick enough. Anyone have this happen?

I did have a question though regarding heatsinks that support C&Q, is there any that support it other than the retail ones?
 
If your referring to the ajustable fan speed then any 3 pin connector fan / heatsink combo will work.

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I see. I haven't personally used a retail A64, from what I've read (on AMD's site) they made it sound like the retail hsf has a thermal sensor that the fans reads from to adjust speed. Though I never saw why any 3 pin fan wouldn't work, if the driver is going to control the V/mhz of the cpu I was assuming it could for a fan as well, but just wanted to check. Thanks.
 
Yeah, the driver controls the fan speed based on the temperature that the in-die sensor reads, and then adjusts the CPU fan header speed accordingly.

Make sure you put the CPU fan connector into the CPU fan header and not a different one though, else it won't work.

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CnQ is "great". When I or the ole lady are just "browsing" or kicking it, the voltage (and the heat, and the fans and everything associated with the CPU) throttles down from 1.5 v to 1.105 on my FX53. This saves energy, fans, reduces heat and lengthens the life of ALL the components involved.

When I load FarCry or Pacific Fighters, the volatge instantaneously goes to full and my gaming is great. I recommend you use it.

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