AMD Overclocking Returns: Phenom X3 720

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sacre

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cool, im gonna go buy a motherboard/cpu/liquid nitrogen/a bunker then see if i can OC the little bastard..

OR..... i'll just root for the people that have the CPU, Go men GO! don't burn it out... cause if u do then wow, bummer right?
 

Claimintru

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The AMD only overclocking contests are an obvious ploy to placate the AMD fanboys who clog up the comments and forums with their constant whining. Lets face it
 

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[citation][nom]Claimintru[/nom]The AMD only overclocking contests are an obvious ploy to placate the AMD fanboys who clog up the comments and forums with their constant whining. Lets face it[/citation]

Hey if it shuts them up for a bit who cares!
 
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@the Intel fanboys in the comments section: Let's have an i7 OC contest, and watch that cold-bug cripple i7 to well below the AMD OCs. Then let's rationalize how there's victory in defeat.
 

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I got my AM3 720 up from 2.8ghz to 3.3ghz on the stock cooler with no voltage changes. 3.4ghz will run for a while but occasionally gives me errors. Eventually I'll get a nice cooler and mess with the voltage a bit, I know some people have gotten theirs up around 4ghz without much trouble.

I'm very happy with this CPU. Reminds me of the old Thunderbird Athlon days :) The 3-cores haul ass, too.
 

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I've got mine on 4 cores @ 3.4GHz.

I would volt up and go for 3.6-4.0 GHz and enter, but I don't want AMD to void my warranty. lol
 

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I think these liquid helium/nitrogen cool OC competitions are cool. The only thing i hate about it are the amd/intel fans that start bashing each other. "can't we all just get along!"
 

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It would be more interesting to the average user of these forums if Toms tiered these overclocking competitions. Keep the overall winner and prize the same, but include honorable mentions or something cheapo like a gift certificate to NewEgg for lighter categories that are more accessible to hobby overclockers, water, air, or even *gasp* stock!!!

my 2c

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