Stock overclocking for AMD Phenom II 720 Black Edition?

By donkeybat64 · 4 replies
May 17, 2009
  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?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

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

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

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

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    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.
    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
    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 TS Rookie 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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