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Phenom II X3 720 BE Voltage?

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February 19, 2012 7:13:40 PM

My Phenom II X3 720 can run I think around 3.4Ghz at 1.4125V (which I think is the max recommended on AMD's product page).

I recently got a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, so cooling is pretty decent. I was curious about trying to overclock near or at 4Ghz and this would require a voltage increase.

With increase in voltages, does this kill the CPU faster, even with decent cooling? If so, should I just keep it at 1.4V and not worry about trying to overclock that much?

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February 19, 2012 8:06:09 PM

That isn't sufficient amount of cooling to 'save' your CPU life. I wouldn't opt to increasing to voltage anymore, but it's just trail and error.

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February 15, 2014 12:01:29 AM

if you can keep your temp low you can go upto 1.5V on air cooling, according to official AMD guide. However, running out of specs definitely shortens CPU life.