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Want to try basic Phenom II X3 720 overclock . What to do?

Last response: in Overclocking
January 11, 2010 1:32:09 PM

Hi guys.
Can you please tell me where to start? It's been a long time and I don't remember anything about overclocking, but would like to give it a moderate try.
May be somebody can recommend me a good guide with similar specs?

My specs are:
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P with latest F7 bios
AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz
OCZ Platinum AMD Edition 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 1600MHz Dual Channel

So far I tried to unlock 4th core, but without success. All I get is initial boot screen:
Processor shown as "AMD Phenom II X4 20 processor"
And in memory information "Unganged Mode"

Cannot get into bios without clearing CMOS.

And please excuse my English.

a c 295 K Overclocking
January 11, 2010 3:12:42 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

This article can help you.

And this another one too.
January 11, 2010 3:32:31 PM

Will read.
Many thanks :) 
a c 295 K Overclocking
January 11, 2010 3:47:05 PM

Any time, that's what we're here for.