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Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology Overview

In the past, increased processor performance has often meant increased power consumption and increased noise levels. AMD's Cool'n'Quiet™ technology is an innovative solution available on AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems that can effectively lower the power consumption and enable a quieter-running system while delivering performance-on-demand, for the ultimate computing experience.

AMD and its partners have worked together to implement Cool'n'Quiet technology as a system feature that consists of: a processor with Cool'n'Quiet technology enabled, motherboard, supporting BIOS, software driver and CPU cooler.

AMD’s Cool'n'Quiet technology received special ENERGY STAR® recognition in 2005 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the advancement of energy-efficient computer technology.


The Key Benefits of Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology are:

Consumer:
  • Reduces heat output from your PC
  • Quiet PCs for a quiet home
  • Can reduce PC power consumption
Commercial:
  • Reduces heat output from your PC
  • Quiet PCs for business and educational environments
  • Can reduce PC power consumption
Cool'n'Quiet Technology Installation Guide for AMD Athlon 64 processor-based systems
This document is intended for use by those who are interested in enabling Cool'n'Quiet technology functionality on an AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system. This document is a step-by-step guide indicating the correct components to be used, as well as instructions on obtaining and installing the correct driver software.

Cool'n'Quiet Dashboard Demo - This utility displays a graphical dashboard showing the current voltage,frequency, power savings, and utilization of a processor running on a Cool'n'Quiet technology-enabled system.The utility can be run on Windows® 2000, Windows XP, and 64-bit Windows.
See the release notes for more detail

For more information on available motherboards supporting Cool'n'Quiet technology, and downloading Cool'n'Quiet technology–based software/drivers, please go to "AMD Athlon 64 Recommended Motherboards" and "AMD Athlon 64 Processor Drivers".

Innovative solutions to today’s energy problems.

Learn how Cool’n’Quiet technology is helping the University of Texas School of Architecture in their bid to win the 2005 Solar Decathlon.




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