Stock overclocking for AMD Phenom II 720 Black Edition?

By donkeybat64
May 17, 2009
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  1. I just built my first system.


    SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $86

    Antec Sonata Designer 500 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W - $80

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB - $82

    AMD triple core 720 – combo ($219 CPU + MOBO)

    LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW - $25

    OCZ 4 gig ram - free

    ****ing shipping - $8

    Total: $500

    I ran out of money to buy a cpu heatsink, what would be the appropriate overclocking for a phenom II 720 black edition on stock heatsink?

    Thanks.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,676   +152

    You tell us when you have the stock heatsink installed and the system is up and running stable
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    Yep, good luck, don't push above 70 c on load.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    Hi Donkey,
    and now for something completely different. assuming you have a quality psu ( you did not list it) you should first read up on overclocking, and understand what it is you are doing to your hardware. If this is your first go-around with it. this is a great article, it is not specific to your cpu, but the same principles apply. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/102
    take it from someone who overclocks everything(my toaster is overclocked) there are two things that damage cpu's, frequency and heat. and they work in tandem. Download a good temperature monitor like this
    http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php
    keep your temps 20c below the manufacturers maximum operating temperature at all times. if you want to go higher than that, get after market cooling solution. Happy overclocking :)
  5. donkeybat64

    donkeybat64 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I have thought about overclocking my processor as i just finished putting all the components together. (took five hours :() And i realized that i do not need overclocking right now, I read the article anyways, its a great article, very informative. i think overclocking is a great option for the future but right now 3 cores running at 2.8 ghz is just fine for me and for what i do.
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