AMD Cool'n'Quiet in RC2?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Sven, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Sven

    Sven Guest

    How do I set the "powersetting" in RC2 to let my AMD 4800+ X2 make use of
    Cool'n'quiet?
    In WindowsXP it should be set at "Minimal Power Management", but there is no
    such setting in Vista (or at least I can't find it). Will I have to get a
    seperate driver for Vista from AMD to get it to work?

    Regards
    Burgurne
     
    Sven, Jan 28, 2007
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    You find it at the same place in RC2 as in XP, but it says something
    like 'Minimal energy consumption'.
     
    Roy Coorne, Jan 28, 2007
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  3. Sven

    koze Guest

    You have to use the options from "Power settings" to adjust this settings
    for you.

    Ko.
     
    koze, Jan 28, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    balanced will allow cpu to reduce in speed and fans to slow down.
    energy saver sets cpu to max 50% and also allows fans to slow down.

    open the CHANGE PLAN SETTINGS and look at the details.







    How do I set the "powersetting" in RC2 to let my AMD 4800+ X2 make use of
    Cool'n'quiet?
    In WindowsXP it should be set at "Minimal Power Management", but there is no
    such setting in Vista (or at least I can't find it). Will I have to get a
    seperate driver for Vista from AMD to get it to work?

    Regards
    Burgurne
     
    mikeyhsd, Jan 28, 2007
    #4
  5. Sven

    Sven Guest

    balanced will allow cpu to reduce in speed and fans to slow down.

    I can't find anything recording to CPU or fan in powersetting -> Edit Plan
    Settings. I only have these choises in "advanced settings":
    Additional settings (password at wakeup Yes/No)
    Hard disk
    Wireless Adapter Settings
    Sleep
    Powerbuttons and lid
    PCI Express
    Search and Indexing
    Display
    Multimedia settings

    None of them seems to hold any setting for CPU nor fan. It is not sleeptime
    I'm looking after but the real Cool'n'Quiet function from AMD, where my CPU
    can change the multiplier from anything between 5 and 12 at any time.
    Something that an Intel CPU can't do (yet).

    Cheers
    Sven Burgurne
     
    Sven, Jan 28, 2007
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  6. Sven

    mikeyhsd Guest

    mine also has Processor Power Management.
    maybe your does not have that capability
    do you have Cool & Quite turned on in the BIOS.








    I can't find anything recording to CPU or fan in powersetting -> Edit Plan
    Settings. I only have these choises in "advanced settings":
    Additional settings (password at wakeup Yes/No)
    Hard disk
    Wireless Adapter Settings
    Sleep
    Powerbuttons and lid
    PCI Express
    Search and Indexing
    Display
    Multimedia settings

    None of them seems to hold any setting for CPU nor fan. It is not sleeptime
    I'm looking after but the real Cool'n'Quiet function from AMD, where my CPU
    can change the multiplier from anything between 5 and 12 at any time.
    Something that an Intel CPU can't do (yet).

    Cheers
    Sven Burgurne
     
    mikeyhsd, Jan 28, 2007
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  7. Sven,

    from what I found, Vista needs some ACPI-values in the Bios for c'n'q to
    work properly. The same happened on my MSI K9N Neo: I can use c'n'q
    under XP, but the settings are not visible under Vista. The manufacturer
    will implement the required tables with the next Bios release, and I
    could get my hands on a beta-version which offers working c'n'q - the
    settings are available in every power scheme and can be edited to suit
    your needs. Unfortunately, the beta was not that stable overall, and I
    have gone back to stable 1.5, wasting energy until version 1.6 arrives ;)

    One thing to be aware of: I have experienced that repeated flashing of
    new bios releases will cause the need to re-activate your copy of Vista,
    thus you should not test every available beta from your manufacturer.

    Regards,

    Detlev Rackow
     
    Detlev Rackow, Jan 30, 2007
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