How to enable Cool 'n' Quiet in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by JayKay, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. JayKay

    JayKay Guest

    Hello, all,

    In Vista, CPU is always at 100% Mhz.

    In Windows XP, my CPU usually runs at 50% Mhz.

    To enable that, I had to install the CPU driver from AMD, which will not
    install to Vista ( "This version of the AMD CPU Driver only supports Windows
    XP. Installation will now exit." )

    Anybody know how to make this work?

    -- Cool 'n' Quiet is enabled in BIOS
    -- Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard
    -- Athlon 64 3200+
    -- Vist beta 2 64-bit
     
    JayKay, Jun 16, 2006
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  2. If your CPU was constantly running at max in Windows XP you either have a
    problem with some part of your system or are using a CPU that is not powerful
    enough for your purposes.
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 16, 2006
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  3. JayKay

    acegap Guest

    Mark, I think you misread it.. it's running at max in Vista (which might not
    be surprising...)
     
    acegap, Jun 16, 2006
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  4. JayKay

    Rick Guest

    Cool'n'Quiet is controlled exactly as it is in
    Win XP or Win x64. You have to enable it in the
    BIOS and then set your Power Management to
    "minimal." In Vista, select "Power Saver" mode.
    You can verify the CPU frequency with a
    utility like CPU-Z. Mine shows the CPU running
    at 1/2 speed when idle.
     
    Rick, Jun 16, 2006
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  5. I'm sorry. I took it to mean that you also had the same issue in XP until
    you installed "Cool & Quiet." My mistake!
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 16, 2006
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  6. JayKay

    JayKay Guest

    Cool'n'Quiet is controlled exactly as it is in

    I have done all that, thank you, but it is still 100% under Vista.

    It's a dual boot system. Boot in XP gives 50% CPU speed - boot into Vista,
    it's 100%. So I think the BIOS settings are OK.
     
    JayKay, Jun 16, 2006
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  7. JayKay

    Rick Guest

    I am using an MSI K8T800Pro Ne02-F with a skt
    939 3000+ and CPU-Z indicates the idle frequency
    as 1000.0 - 1000.1.
     
    Rick, Jun 16, 2006
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  8. JayKay

    JayKay Guest

    OK, for posterity, responding to my original query, I think Cool 'n' Quiet
    under Vista is dependent on the specific motherboard and/or processor.

    With my old machine Cool 'n' Quiet did not work with Vista. With my new PC,
    it works great.
    Same software and settings.

    My original question concerned:
    Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ socket 754 Newcastle
    Cool 'n' Quiet worked under Windows XP SP2, the processor usually operates
    at 1/2 speed (1100 Mhz).
    Cool 'n' Quiet did work not under Vista x64 beta 2, always full 2200 Mhz

    My new machine:
    Asus A8V-E SE
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939 Venice
    Vista or XP SP2, the CPU is mostly running at 1000 Mhz, revs up to 2000 Mhz
    when needed.
     
    JayKay, Jul 10, 2006
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    Louis Guest

    Hello,

    Same problem here. I desparetly need a vista 64 bit cool en quiet
    cpu-drriver. My
    system is unacaptable loud and hot now.

    I have been surching the net / then AMD site but this very essential driver
    does not seems te be available !!!!!!!!!!

    I hope I am wrong ....
     
    Louis, Sep 8, 2006
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  10. JayKay

    drg55 Guest

    This appears to be correct. I have an Asus k8v-x and with cpu-z processor is
    running at 2000 when it should be 1000 unless pushed. I have enabled cool
    and quiet in the bios and set power management in control centre to minimal.
    Rebooted and still running at 2000 per cpu-z (a great utility) but temp is at
    least down to 31 this time (per Asusprobe). Temp usually runs at about 32 c
    in win2k, but has reached 42 in Vista. While this is safe, I am not at all
    happy about it, and at the least I don't expect any arguments from Microsoft
    activation if I upgrade the motherboard - but I figure best to do that later
    this year or early next when more drivers and vista specific motherboards
    are released.
     
    drg55, Mar 17, 2007
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  11. Frack man, you worry too much about temps. 42c is actually quite decent and
    you should stop being so anal about it. OEM boxes typically run hotter than
    that by 10c or more.....

    Heck, I run my E6400 (2.13ghz x 2 stock) at 3200mhz (overclocked) but since
    I have an aftermarket (and quiet) cooler installed, I never break 62c load
    temps, since I run various prgrams such as [email protected] (cancer research)
    when I am not using the machine, it stays loaded pretty much anytime I am at
    work or gone. Maybe you should runsomething like this and make a
    contribution to society instead of whining about silly things like
    cool-n-quiet :)
     
    keith schaefer, Mar 17, 2007
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  12. JayKay

    mikeyhsd Guest

    try speed fan instead. what I use and get better temp/fan read outs.
    or the FREE version of Everesthome.
    the idea is to make sure your program is reading correctly.







    This appears to be correct. I have an Asus k8v-x and with cpu-z processor is
    running at 2000 when it should be 1000 unless pushed. I have enabled cool
    and quiet in the bios and set power management in control centre to minimal.
    Rebooted and still running at 2000 per cpu-z (a great utility) but temp is at
    least down to 31 this time (per Asusprobe). Temp usually runs at about 32 c
    in win2k, but has reached 42 in Vista. While this is safe, I am not at all
    happy about it, and at the least I don't expect any arguments from Microsoft
    activation if I upgrade the motherboard - but I figure best to do that later
    this year or early next when more drivers and vista specific motherboards
    are released.
     
    mikeyhsd, Mar 17, 2007
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  13. Blimey, 42 degrees! This is distinctly cool for a processor. You could go
    thirty degrees higher and not do any harm (in reality, much higher than that
    even, but the processor's thermal protection will eventually kick in).

    For goodness sake, stop worrying about it!!

    The fan speed is irrelevant, too. What matters (to most people) is the fan
    NOISE. If that's too high, get yourself a Zalman flower. That'll sort it
    out.

    Thack
     
    Steve Thackery, Mar 17, 2007
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  14. JayKay

    drg55 Guest

    Well, while my Athlon 1gz used to run at 38-42, the lower the temp the less
    stress on the device, if it can run at 32c thats how I want it.

    The issue here is that Microsoft does not trust third party drivers, you
    will notice that nearly all your devices are running on Microsoft drivers
    now. That said my Dvico Fusion TV card does have its own drivers written for
    vista which work, so the best shot is to take it up with technical support at
    your motherboard company.
     
    drg55, Mar 18, 2007
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  15. JayKay

    drg55 Guest

    This is the reply I got from Asus support:

    Dear Friend :

    Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.

    My name is ZYC, and I would be assisting you today.

    Sir, the Vista itself have built in AMD K8 CPU driver,
    you don't need install it manually.
    In fact there is no AMD K8 CPU driver for Vista can be downloaded at all.
    I have tested with a socket 939 cpu,
    when power management was set to the 1st option or 2nd option,
    cpu will work at CNQ mode.
    But on the 3rd option ( high performance), CPU will work at full speed.
     
    drg55, Mar 19, 2007
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