??Need Advice from the OC gods??


Apr 22, 2009
What is a safe starting point to OC my Phenom II x3 720 and my Memory? Just so I have a referance point. Everything is stock now. And should I be using the AI tweaker or the Turbo V?

Asus M4A79T Deluxe
AMD Phenom II x3 720 BE
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
1 TB Seagate Baracuda
Vista 64Bit
Nvidia Geforce GTX 285
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Heatsink is ZALMAN CNPS9700
There is a pretty good primer on Phenom overclocking on this website. Its clocked at 2.8 Ghz so I would change the multiplier for 3.0 Ghz operation first. then I would increase by half steps until reaching instability, then back down one step.

Then decide if you want to mess with voltages, NB speed, HT, etc.

I hope you have a decent cooler, otherwise I wouldn't do much with it.
and watch your temps.