AMD Phoneme II 720 BE overclocking

A friend sent me his PC to overclock it. Does anyone have this CPU?

I get it to act stable at about 3.2 with the forth core unlocked, but Prime95 crashes immediately.

Anyone have numbers, particularly voltages?

The temps are 34-46.
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  1. I had that CPU and it was a slug. The dark areas in games looked corrupted and washed out so I then upgraded to a Phenom II x4 940 and it fixed the issues. Also the x3 720 was a slug did I mention.
  2. seems to work fine, BF3 runs on high pretty well with his GTX 660 ti. (@3.1)
  3. DukeOvilla said:
    seems to work fine, BF3 runs on high pretty well with his GTX 660 ti. (@3.1)


    Well when you get a proper CPU then you will notice the difference. I bought the x3 720 in 09 just to save money because I am a gamer but it was a mistake. The x4 940 was much better for running games. I would have got an Athlon II x4 640 over the Phenom II x3 720 TBH.
  4. I told him to just buy a new one, but he didn't want to, that's why I'm overclocking it :)
  5. Try 3Ghz OC with the 4th core unlocked and just keep it there because it should be stable.
  6. Duke Nucome said:
    DukeOvilla said:
    seems to work fine, BF3 runs on high pretty well with his GTX 660 ti. (@3.1)


    Well when you get a proper CPU then you will notice the difference. I bought the x3 720 in 09 just to save money because I am a gamer but it was a mistake. The x4 940 was much better for running games. I would have got an Athlon II x4 640 over the Phenom II x3 720 TBH.


    +1
  7. Check your NB volts ... 1.2v should help.

    You should also bump your IMC/NB speed for greater performance in gaming.


    Edit: LOL ... Nothing wrong with a 720BE for gaming.
  8. Wisecracker said:

    Edit: LOL ... Nothing wrong with a 720BE for gaming.


    I owned it and I am saying there is .
  9. You say a lot of things, Nuke, and don't really answer questions for people.
  10. Wisecracker said:

    You say a lot of things, Nuke, and don't really answer questions for people.



    I did I said OC the x4 720 to 3Ghz.
  11. IMC/NB?
    What is the IMC speed exactly.
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