Originally Posted by PCpwnz
Hey guys I just installed my new Phenom II 720. Do I need any triple core drivers?? Also I believe I have the amd dual core drivers, do I need uninstall them? I am running the stock cooler because the one I had before wasnt good enough, what do you think I can OC to without messing with the voltages and withour overheating? Thank you.
I have seen 3.2 to 3.4 on stock volts, ~3.3 is common. Then i have seen on this club in the past few some high volts for mild OCs. But i think those are rare!
do you have dual core optimizer installed? I think the cpu drivers in XP are just mainly for the power saving functions. Look in the device manager, it probably already shows the 720 three times. Its a universal driver which will work with 3 or 4 cores. I have had some issues before from just dropping in a cpu upgrade in the past. Its kinda rare but you can have issues. Some recommended to reinstall the OS when you change dramatically on a Cpu upgrade. Once I had a core maxing out after an upgrade. One core would be totally at 100% with no apps showing cpu usage. Re starting would fix the issue, but only temporary, after a while it would start going sluggish and have a maxed out core with no load. After tracing it down i found there was a driver issue that was causing this anomaly. I had to reinstall every driver one at a time for XP on this system and it fixed the issue. I still got away with not doing the OS. It was just one of those rare crazy things that sometimes go nuts in computers that often caused one to reinstall the OS.