help with Overclocking phenom ii x3 720

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Joined: 02/01/2010
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I'm having trouble overclocking this processor to 3.2Ghz. My motherboard is in my sig and the Bios Versions is F3. I tried to bring it to 3.2Ghz at 1.375 cpu voltage and lower, but it still gets bsod. Sometimes it just shuts down by itself (maybe HDD problem).

There is a new bios at gigabyte F4G, but I don't know if I should update it. I was hoping if someone has a similar setup and has gotten good OC'ing on it, give me some config info on their bios?

I was thinking my ram had something to do with it as well? I'm still pretty new to overclocking, and I heard the bios config for OC'ing is better than AOD. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

CPU:AMD Phenom II X3 720 3.0Ghz(Xig DK) Case:NZXT Apollo
Motherboard: GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
RAM: A-DATA 4Gb DDR3 1600G @ 1600Mhz
Video Card: EVGA GTX 460 1GB EE

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Joined: 08/01/2008
Posts: 140

i think its because its the x3 so one of the cores are dead other wise it would be a x4

i suppose you cant