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AMD Phoneme II 720 BE overclocking

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April 25, 2013 11:18:50 AM

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.
April 25, 2013 11:27:46 AM

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.
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April 25, 2013 11:29:55 AM

seems to work fine, BF3 runs on high pretty well with his GTX 660 ti. (@3.1)
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April 25, 2013 11:32:35 AM

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.
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April 25, 2013 11:35:32 AM

I told him to just buy a new one, but he didn't want to, that's why I'm overclocking it :) 
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April 25, 2013 11:37:33 AM

Try 3Ghz OC with the 4th core unlocked and just keep it there because it should be stable.
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April 25, 2013 11:38:36 AM

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.


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April 25, 2013 12:26:39 PM


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.



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April 25, 2013 12:29:51 PM

Wisecracker said:

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


I owned it and I am saying there is .
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April 25, 2013 12:34:31 PM


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

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April 25, 2013 12:39:44 PM

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.
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April 25, 2013 12:51:15 PM

IMC/NB?
What is the IMC speed exactly.
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