Athlon 64 Cool n Quiet in action

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sazar, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    and there she is lads... :D

    installed latest drivers and what not and lo and behold... it really does drop down to 800mhz when cpu load is minimal :D (ie you only have about 5-6 IE windows and a coupla background apps going)

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    temps and fan speed are lower now since I turned on cool n quiet fan support as well... had forgotten to do it earlier...
     

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  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Sweet :D
    The 2.4GHz Northwood in my laptop (desktop CPU) runs at just about the same temperatures when idle, and hits about 58C on a continuous full load.
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am running @ about 30C right now... :D

    notice the clock speed... i dont notice a lack of performance @ all in day to day apps...
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Of course not, unless I am compiling a program from source in Linux/BSD I can't really tell the difference between a 1GHz and 2GHz. I always laugh when the salemen are talking to someone and the conversation is as follows:

    Fool: Well I just want to surf the web and read emails
    Sales: OK well I'd suggest a $2000 Dell for that, if you want to play games, go with the $3000 model.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    $2000 dell :eek:

    :)

    my bro works for dell btw :D and their email et al systems start around 500-600 USD for a decent system..

    but I was expecting a performance hit when I run the ati tv app plus word n stuff.. but multitasking is just chewed up :)
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    do all k8 boards have cool-n-quiet or is it a special feature?
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    no... you have to ensure the mobo supports cool n quiet...

    its built into the cpu so you don't have to worry about it there...
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    So is this "Cool n Quiet" something like SpeedStepping, but for desktop systems?
     
  9. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    It'd be great :)
     
  10. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    urea a lyer sazar its at 801 not 800 :p
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    a bit like they use in amd's mobile system's but a first for desktops...
     
  12. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    pretty cool... saves on power @ home.