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I can't seem to get my 720 past 3.3 overclock. Even 3.3 is not really prime stable after a few hours. Is my cooler okay for overclocking this cpu? Can someone please tell me what a good overclock would be for my rig? So far I have just messed around with the multy and a bit of v-core that's it. Any suggestions?

Also, I flashed to the f3 bios if that matters.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 35
how much vcore are we talking?
what are your temps at load?
post #3 of 35
Also, did you ever OC it as an x3, to see how high it was capable of going in your system?

As above, if you could provide us with Temps (CPU) and Voltages please?
 
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Originally Posted by konspiracy View Post
how much vcore are we talking?
what are your temps at load?

ii haven't really been past 1.3 vcore. Load temps were about high 50s but that was when I overclocked with only 3 cores. I can't read the temps when I'm running all 4 cores.
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post #5 of 35
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Also, I didn't really mess around with the cpu as a x3 for long.
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Originally Posted by mdportorock View Post
Also, I didn't really mess around with the cpu as a x3 for long.
hwmonitor screenshot while running prime would be great
let prime run for a little bit first plz
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Originally Posted by mdportorock View Post
ii haven't really been past 1.3 vcore. Load temps were about high 50s but that was when I overclocked with only 3 cores. I can't read the temps when I'm running all 4 cores.
Mine at stock (3.0) unlocked to an X4 requires 1.344.

When unlocked (or locked), you should be referring to the CPU Temp, not the Core Temps.

Aida64 should show your CPU temperature in the Sensors section, even as a trial version.
Otherwise, check HWMonitor, one of the TEMPIN's will correlate to your BIOS reading of your actual CPU temp, aswell as HWMonitor will show your max temps reached if you leave it running when you stress test.
 
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Okay will do.
I'll check in again in a bit.
Also, is my cooler okay?
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Id like to get to at least 3.6-3.7 if possible. Also, should i do something with the NB?
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