no, not at all, which is puzzling... tried burnout... it bluescreens... i went back to BIOS and set the processor back to stock voltages and 3.2 Ghz speed by turning back on "auto" instead of "manual"...
It's not overheating at all, it's probably the change in CPU voltages that probably is causing this... and the idle temps if 42C and load temp is 60C... normal temps.... i guess no more 3.4 Ghz overclocks... i haven't tested it yet.
Ok, i think the problem has gone away! before, it was 3 minutes until UT3 or Killing floor screws up, but when i set the CPU voltages back to stock voltages, it's fine now... so what does this mean? If i want 3.4Ghz, do i have to give it a bigger boost than i thought required?
It means you need to overclock your cpu properly before you do anything else.
Spend an hour or so overclocking it, making sure it's 100% stable before you increase it further. When it fails, increase the voltage in small steps and keep going until you stop feeling comfortable with voltage increases or the heat gets too high.
For a 720 BE you won't want it going much higher than 1.55v and 63C. Get it stable under Prime95 and it will be stable under gaming.
At stock you should reach 3.2-3.3ghz without touching the voltages. That's not a guarantee, it's a guideline because all components are different. It might take 0.1v to reach 3.5, then 0.2v to reach 3.7. You have to decide if the extra voltage is worth the increase, especially at the top end. As an example, my 940 BE will run 100% stable at 3.9ghz and 1.6v, but it's also 100% stable at 3.8ghz and 1.525v. That last 100mhz isn't worth the extra .075v imo (or the extra heat), so I'm happy at 3.8ghz. You should be happy around 3.5-3.6 on that chip.