Phenom II 740 Overclocking Questions

I have never really overclocked a processor before but I figured since I picked up a 740 to replace my Athlon x2 6000+ for 68 bucks, I figured I would give it a shot.

I have the chip installed on an MSI 770 motherboard and so far I've managed to get the chip to 3.6ghz at 1.47 volts but honestly, I have no idea how to make it stable at lower voltage or atleast get it faster at the same voltage because 1.47 volts seems like an awful lot, but I could be wrong.

Anyways, and advice at all on how to optimally overclock my processor or even unlock the fourth core would be much appreciated it.
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  1. 3.6GHz is already high, even at 3.2 or 3.3GHz is more than enough if you ask me.
    And yes, 1.47V is a little bit high. Every CPU has their own capability to OCing, maybe yours isn't capable to get high speed...
    For comparison, my E6300 is stable at 3.0GHz-3.2GHz with only 1.33V.

    Try lowering your VCore a little bit, below 1.4V example and set it to 3.0GHz, after that test it with prime95 for 10-15minutes, see how it goes...
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