I hope I have not messed my computer up. I just wanted to figure out how to get the Cool & Quiet to actually work.
I have an ASUS A8N-E motherboard which “supports the AMD Cool’n’Quiet Technology that dynamically and automatically change the CPU speed, voltage, and amount of power depending on the task the CPU performs.”
I followed the instructions in the A8N-E user guide (Enabled Cool’n’Quiet in the BIOS, changed power scheme to Minimal Power Management, and Installed the Cool’n’Quiet driver and application). I launched the CnQ software, but the CPU Frequency never changes from 1800 MHz and the CPU Voltage never changes from 1.3750v.
I found a thread (http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=916551
) and decided to follow the instructions to get RightMark CPU Clock. I installed it and continued to follow instructions…then I got stuck when I came to this:
“6. In "P-State Transitions" tab, set the max FID to your startup multiplier and your VID to your startup Vcore. Note that if you have any additional voltage set in the BIOS, such as +100mV or +10%, this will still get applied to your VID voltage. You can leave the min values as default for now. “
I did not know what FID or VID meant or realize I was following instructions regarding overclocking!
I have since gained a very rudimentary understanding of FID, VID, and overclocking. However, I do not particularly want to overclock anything unless it is necessary. I just wanted my pc to be quieter when not in use (I usually leave it on all the time).
I am not sure what information is needed so that someone (please!) can help me. So here is all I can think of:
I usually work with Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Microsoft applications.
Windows XP Professional
ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
Tagan TG380-U01 (I think this is the power supply?)
ASUS Extreme N6200TC
Two 512MB PC3200 CL3 184-Pin DIMM (2 RAM sticks?)
Thank you in advance for any hellp.