I've been watching my CPU in CPU-Z go from around 800mhz up to what its clocked at (3.08Ghz), is there a way I can stop it from doing this? or is this something normal? I have an Asus M5A78L-M LX board with an AMD Athlon II X2 240 Processor
Answer by Razor512 · Jan 24, 2013 at 12:29 AM
If you don't mind the extra power usage then reboot and hit delete to enter the bios, then look for an option called cool n quiet and disable it.
For normal usage coon n quiet will not impact your performance but if you are gaming then it can sometimes cause stuttering (depending on the game)
Answer by Kal · Jan 24, 2013 at 03:19 AM
Just curious, but why would you want to do this? It would shorten the life span of your internals and cause extra heat and power consumption when not needed.
Anyways, As Razor said, you can choose that option in the BIOS.
Answer by Jackster1337 · Jan 24, 2013 at 07:56 AM
This is normal.
It is to save power and prolong the life of your processor. It is like sleeping a little when you are not doing anything. But open up a program it will awake and increase the clock to make it run fast.
I advise you do NOT go into the BIOS if you don't know what you are doing.
Answer by Kal · Jan 24, 2013 at 07:06 PM
When you game Your CPU "awakes" so that it goes to the max Speed and Performance it is put at. If you want you can Overclock your CPU so that when you game it goes to that higher speed which usually has a performance boost if you increase it enough. Though I do not recommend doing this if you do not know what you are doing.
The New BIOS versions are easier to OverClock but still be careful. What game are you trying to get an increase on? Sometimes you are best off overclocking your GPU.
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