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Problem and question about Cool and Quiet

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deucefx, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. deucefx

    deucefx Thread Starter

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    My problem is, I installed the drivers, enabled it in the bios, and the first two times I started, it rebooted on the Windows password screen.

    But that might also have been because it was last night, and I was having heating problems (I think).

    So this morning I tried again, this time I got into windows but it gave me an error about a kernel missing but how could it be missing? I had JUST installed the drivers! ugh. So I disabled in bios and uninstalled the drivers and now I'm back to being stable, but no Cool and Quiet.

    Also, would Cool and Quiet even help for games? Because as I understand it, it only lowers temp when the CPU is not being used that much, but in games it would be under intense use all the time.
     
  2. Rockn

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    First off, what is Cool & Quiet? I believe most of those apps are worthless if not ineffective. If you want better cooling get a better heatsink/fan combo with variable fan speeds. ASUS has something similar in their ASUS Probe app but I have never seen it make any difference.
     
  3. deucefx

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    It's an AMD function, I decided to try it because I'm apparently having heating issues and someone said that it really helped them, but I have no idea if they were a gamer or not.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Cool n' Quiet is intended primarily for power savings and has reduced heat output as a side-effect. It only works on motherboards and BIOS that support it, and only on AMD 64 or Athlon processors.

    It's audience is organizations, like schools, that would benefit from a small saving of power (and noise) on each of many machines. The effects for one machine would be minimal. And if you already had an overheating problem, you should try to solve the mechanical problem by following Rockn's advice instead of trying to circumvent the hardware problem with software.

    Maybe the fans just need a good cleaning?
     
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