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this is the question? what do i have to do ?
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If you can do it, and maintain stability, the better question is: Why wouldnt you unlock your x3 to an x4?
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IMHO, a higher OC'd tri > a lower clocked quad. So if you can't hit as high of clocks after unlocking, it's not worth it.
    
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first, do i have 4 core or 3 core cpu right now? i want to try to stable my cpu to 4 core frist if i can do that.

the best oced i get to is 240x15 = 3.6GHZ (3 core)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post
first, do i have 4 core or 3 core cpu right now? i want to try to stable my cpu to 4 core frist if i can do that.

the best oced i get to is 240x15 = 3.6GHZ (3 core)
X3 is a 3-core (tri core), so that's what you have at the moment.

Some people have been able to OC a little after unlocking the 4th core, but not to nearly as high of clocks, and some can't OC at all--it's just unstable usually. In pretty much anything these days, fewer cores at higher clocks will almost always be preferable than one more core at stock clocks.
    
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my 720be x3 unlocked to a quad on 3.6 all day
    
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i guess you cannot see the pic i post it? the cpuz say i got x4 40 (unlock the core). but the bottom of the cpuz, it says that i got 3 core = 3 threads but not 4 core = 4 threads.

how many cores do i have now? 3 or 4 cores.... :?
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Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post
i guess you cannot see the pic i post it? the cpuz say i got x4 40 (unlock the core). but the bottom of the cpuz, it says that i got 3 core = 3 threads but not 4 core = 4 threads.

how many cores do i have now? 3 or 4 cores.... :?
You have 3 cores, that's what task manager is showing as well as CPU-Z.
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post #9 of 11
My 720be x3 will only do 3.6 stable. I have it unlocked but won't do higher than 3.6 on 3 cores either. Try to get you're NB to 2.6 or so. That makes a nice difference.
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My tripple core 720 is the workhorse of my collection. The chip runs very cool (I do not like losing temp monitoring when unlocked). When I want to play with AMD overclocking I use my 955 or my 550. Just bought a second ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe off an OCN member. Thse AMD cpu's provide me with endless hours of fun. (I paid over 200.00 for my first M4A79T-Deluxe just 18 monts ago and now my retailer does not even stock them anymore) and used they don't pull 100.00, great board for AMD oveclocking.
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