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Cool N Quiet

Post by Wavid » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:59 pm

i decided to disable CNQ to see if it would help performance (and it did), but even though my 955BE is running at full power all the time, if i keep my fan speed around 3400RPM then there's no noticeable difference in temperature. i'm wondering if this will kill the processor if i keep my settings at what they are..?

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also, i found out i have a C2 version of a 955 and not a C3. will this hurt my performance/efficiency in anyway?

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Re: Cool N Quiet

Post by DL13 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:56 pm

Hi, what thermal past are you using and what is your temp??

The only difference with the c2 & c3 is the c3 is more OC friendly than the c2. So the performance/efficiency is not hurt.
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Re: Cool N Quiet

Post by Major_A » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:47 pm

It won't kill it. CnQ is for people who don't want MAX POWER at all times. Every AMD rig I've owned since my A64 3000+ Winchester has had CnQ disabled. Turn it back on if... you want your CPU to run cooler (genereally), save a few bucks a year on your electricity bill or you are a "green" person and like saving the planet.

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Re: Cool N Quiet

Post by Wavid » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:10 pm

i'll just keep it enabled then...if i can save some money a month then i'll get a little extra to spend on some modding stuff maybe..

and i'm using the boxed cooling solution.
So if i upgrade to a decent ~$40 HS/F, can i run that at low-ish speeds and keep my idle temps around the same, minus C'N'Q?

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