The parts for my new budget gaming rig have arrived, and I chose a Phenom 720 since I was on quite a budget, but I did manage to squeeze in a Coolermaster TX3 cpu cooler.
I'm looking to overclock this cpu since its a black edition, but I don't have any experience with OC'ing. I was planning on using AMD overdrive, but I'm not sure if that will be a good option.
Could you guys give me a walk-through of OC'ing a phenom II, and what I should be able to reach with a TX3? I'm not looking to unlock the 4th core, but I do want to reach maybe.. 3.4ghz or more with 3 cores?
For important overclocking use your cooler just keep your temp below 60C when do stress test use prime 95/OCCT.
Go bios In Toverclocker, small raise multiplier / ratio cpu don't too much if adding, set cpu voltage at manual and sellect [+smallest]
- disabled smart fan cpu, spread spectrum, cool n quite and set pcie at 100
- keep NB at 2000 as posible
- let other option in auto
In above Just first time you must know how high clock speed can get without adding voltage