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    Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

    I've enabled the Cool n Quiet feature on my Asus A8v Deluxe (non-wifi version) according to the instructions, these also included switching ACPI something-or-other to 2.0, setting Windows power management to the "minimal power management" setting and installing the cool n quiet driver in XP. Done all that but the CPU fan (stock Athlon64 3500 Processor In a Box HSF) doesn't seem to slow down at all and I've never seen the clock speed drop below 2.2GHz even when the machine's been idle for some time. Am I missing something somewheres?

    Also tried the Q-Fan settings in the Asus BIOS for CPU fan (with and without the Cool n Quiet enabled) and chassis fan, similarly no effect! do these features just not work or am I missing something?

    Oh for a quiet (Half) life (2)...

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    I have a similar feature on Asus P5DA2E but I did not have any time to play with it much.
    I briefly switched it on in BIOS, noticed no effect on CPU fan speed so then switched it off.
    I will be looking forward to some good advice.
    The CPU fan (stock P4) is the noisiest fan in the case !
    I may replace it one day but if there is any way of slowing it down then it might be worth trying.

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    I think the Asus Q-Fan is for third partys HSF's. For the stock HSF what you have already done should work. Not sure why it doesn't.

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    i'm having a similar problem with my stock fan and MSI Neo2 (939) board, sounds really loud - not cool and quiet by any stretch of the imagination...
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    Asus Q-Fan is a BIOS feature, it will only work on fans attached to the motherboard fan headers, and only if its corrisponding chip is too hot.. so this mainly works for the CPU, I tested it with AMD's stock cooler and it did indeed keep the fan shut off until the threshold temperature, starting slowly and worked up as the cpu gain in temp.

    It might be worth pointing out that your case fans will probibly always make more noise than the CPU.

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    my case fans are panaflos...and one is a 120mm and virtually silent...so no they are actually quieter than the cpu fan. its quite a bit noisier than I was expecting in fact! i wonder if there's a setting to adjust it...or failing that recommend me a good cpu cooling solution thats quiet (not water cooling!!)
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    ThermalRight XP-120 If you have a P4/AMD64 with a 120mm fan orrr
    ThermalRight SI-97 with a 92mm fan if you have an athlon xp

    these two seem to get good results from all reviews.. though I'm a little concerned about the stability of the SI-97 without a shim.

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    Re: Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

    I had the same problem. <removed a spamming link>. If you also run SysTool you can overclock with RM Cpu Clock too by changing the FSB values, but I haven't tried it yet. *Note that entering the wrong settings may freeze or BSOD your machine and you will need to reboot, and it may even be possible to overheat and do permanent damage if blindly messing with settings.
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    Re: Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

    And from a new member's first post too. Bizarre.

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    Re: Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

    And their *only* post, smells spamish, to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

    I think the attempted circumvention of the link blocking algorithm gives the game away a little, too...

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    Re: Cool N Quiet and Asus Q-Fan dont seem to do anything...

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    I think the attempted circumvention of the link blocking algorithm gives the game away a little, too...
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