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Crow
December 20th 07, 12:04 AM
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
RAM: 1.5GB
Video: BFG Tech 6800OC 128MB

I am currently unable to get Cool N Quiet to function on my system.
While it was operational in the past, I noticed today that the clock is
no longer being throttled. I discovered this when I right-clicked on
My Computer, and the clock speed was constantly at 2.00GHz. I
attempted to run the AMD Dashboard Demo, but received the following
error message:

Failed initializing, make sure the AMDTools Driver is installed and
that this system has a PSS or PST object.

I then downloaded and installed the AMD Power Monitor, which does run
successfully, and was able to verify that the clock was remaining
constant at 2GHz, regardless of CPU load. I then updated the AMD
Processor Driver from 1.2.2.2 to 1.3.2.0053. After restarting the
computer, the issue was still present. I then uninstalled the
1.3.2.0053 processor drivers, restarted, and reinstalled the MSI
supplied AMD Cool and Quiet Driver, version 1.2.2.0. After restarting
the computer, the issue was still present.

The motherboard is an MSI-6702, which is an AMD recommended motherboard.
Cool N Quiet is enabled in the BIOS, and Windows Power Management is
set to Minimal Power Management.

How do I get Cool N Quiet working on my machine again? Thanks.

Wes Newell
December 20th 07, 08:02 AM
On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:04:14 -0500, Crow wrote:

> The motherboard is an MSI-6702, which is an AMD recommended motherboard.
> “Cool N Quiet” is enabled in the BIOS, and Windows Power Management is
> set to “Minimal Power Management.”
>
> How do I get “Cool N Quiet” working on my machine again? Thanks.

I don't run Windows, but I know that “Minimal Power Management.” means
minimal. That's translates to very little power management, not very low
cpu speeds. Try a different setting or take it to a windows group and ask.

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Andr, PE1PQX
December 20th 07, 10:16 AM
Crow gebruikte zijn klavier om te schrijven :
> OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
> RAM: 1.5GB
> Video: BFG Tech 6800OC 128MB
>
> I am currently unable to get “Cool N Quiet” to function on my system. While
> it was operational in the past, I noticed today that the clock is no longer
> being throttled. I discovered this when I right-clicked on “My Computer,”
> and the clock speed was constantly at 2.00GHz. I attempted to run the “AMD
> Dashboard Demo,” but received the following error message:
>
> “Failed initializing, make sure the AMDTools Driver is installed and that
> this system has a PSS or PST object.”
>
> I then downloaded and installed the “AMD Power Monitor,” which does run
> successfully, and was able to verify that the clock was remaining constant at
> 2GHz, regardless of CPU load. I then updated the “AMD Processor Driver” from
> 1.2.2.2 to 1.3.2.0053. After restarting the computer, the issue was still
> present. I then uninstalled the 1.3.2.0053 processor drivers, restarted, and
> reinstalled the MSI supplied “AMD Cool and Quiet Driver,” version 1.2.2.0.
> After restarting the computer, the issue was still present.
>
> The motherboard is an MSI-6702, which is an AMD recommended motherboard.
> “Cool N Quiet” is enabled in the BIOS, and Windows Power Management is set to
> “Minimal Power Management.”
>
> How do I get “Cool N Quiet” working on my machine again? Thanks.

Try shutting down the windows power management, and let 'Cool 'n quiet'
take over.

André

Crow
December 21st 07, 12:59 AM
> I don't run Windows, but I know that “Minimal Power Management.” means
> minimal. That's translates to very little power management, not very low
> cpu speeds. Try a different setting or take it to a windows group and ask.

AMD CPU driver instructions indicate to set Windows Power Management to
"Minimal Power Management."

Crow
December 21st 07, 01:09 AM
> Try shutting down the windows power management, and let 'Cool 'n quiet'
> take over.
>
> André

It's not readily apparent that this is possible, under "Power Options,"
the lowest management setting is "Minimal Power Management." If you
look at the "Windows Native Processor Performance Control" doc
(http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/7/7/577a5684-8a83-43ae-9272-ff260a9c20e2/Windows%20Native%20Processor%20Performance%20Contr ol.doc),
you will see that setting it to "Minimal Power Management" sets both AC
and DC CPU throttling to "adaptive," and "Cool 'N' Quiet" uses that to
throttle the clock speeds based on CPU demand.

rms[_2_]
December 21st 07, 03:04 AM
> AMD CPU driver instructions indicate to set Windows Power Management to
> "Minimal Power Management."

Everything you've said sounds just like on my system. The only
suggestion I have is to reinstall the latest motherboard drivers from VIA.
Also get the latest Realtek audio & lan drivers from realtek while you are
it. Check the coolnquiet readme in case it has some requirements also.

rms