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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

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   Part #: HDZ965FBGMBOX

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AMD Phenom II is for high definition entertainment, gaming, creativity, and beyond. With AMD Phenom II processors as the foundation, you'll enjoy a new level of responsiveness and visual intensity. AMD puts high definition computing within everyone's reach. AMD Phenom II processors have the power to do it all. Featuring next-generation Quad-core design, they crush even the most demanding tasks. So design it, render it, play it, create it, stream it, HD it. With AMD Phenom II processors, if you can imagine it, you can do it. AMD Phenom II processors were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Capitalizing on AMD's leadership in energy efficiency, they incorporate all of the latest technology that gives you performance when you need it and save power when you don't.

Quick Specs:
Process Technology 45 nm
Clock Speed 3.40 GHz
Processor Socket Socket AM3 PGA-941
L2 Cache 2 MB
L3 Cache 6 MB
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
64-bit Processing Yes
Thermal Specification 143.6°F (62°C)
Thermal Design Power 125 W
Processor Manufacturer AMD

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Environmental Conditions  
     Cooler Type: Fan Heatsink
     Thermal Specification: 143.6°F (62°C)
General Information  
     Brand Name: AMD
     Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: HDZ965FBGMBOX
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Line: Phenom II X4
     Product Model: 965
     Product Name: Phenom II X4 Quad-core 965 3.4GHz Processor
     Product Type: Processor
     Platform Supported: PC
Power Description  
     Thermal Design Power: 125 W
Technical Information  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Clock Speed: 3.40 GHz
     HyperTransport Speed: 4000 MHz
     L1 Cache: 512 KB
     L2 Cache: 2 MB
     L3 Cache: 6 MB
     Process Technology: 45 nm
     Processor Core: Quad-core (4 Core)
     Processor Manufacturer: AMD
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3 PGA-941
     Processor Technology: AMD64 Technology
CoolCore Technology
Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Virtualization Technology
HyperTransport Technology
AMD PowerNow! Technology

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Experience: 3 Years
great speeds
can oc easy
runs pretty cool
fast cpu, great oc possibilities at an unbeatable price. Runs pretty cool and so far so good. Love the cpu!

Experience: 10 Months
none for the price
Bought this chip for my budget PC. Can't say anything bad about it as it performs well. Especially for it's price. Recommended for your budget needs!

Experience: 1 Years
Despite relatively old, this CPU is great for the price. It's still good enough to play modern games. It would be good for making a very inexpensive upgrade for AM3 capable motherboards.
It's power usage isn't that bad with C3 stepping.
It can be overclocked relatively easily.
This cpu is getting old, and does not work in the current line of AMD motherboards. If you want to invest in a good, newer motherboard, then this is not the CPU for you. This cpu is not as energy efficient as any comparable CPU's by intel, and so uses more power and creates more heat than other comparable CPUs.
Good as an upgrade for those with AM3 motherboards who currently have much slower CPU's (like dual core cpus or much slower athlon II cpus).
Still good enough to play modern games with a decent videocard.

Experience: 1 Years
 Verified Owner
Fast, cheap.
None really.
I've owned one or two of these myself, and used them in dozens of builds for customers. They have always been a value-based alternative to the faster Intel chips. They are great processors - I'd definitely suggest spending money on getting an SSD or upgraded video card before upgrading to a faster Intel chip.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Low price / good speed
none for that price
very nice cpu for the price, runs at 25c with basic fan, would recommend

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Very good for the price
stock heatsink isnt the best. recommend upgrading. cheap thermal paste
Have been running this cpu nonstop for 2 months now paired with a Gtx650 and 8Gb Ripjaws, and so far handles anything I throw at it. Would definately recommend buying if you are looking for a dependable yet affordable cpu

Experience: 2 Years
Still rocking same as the day I got it
weak compared to todays processors, runs a bit hot on air.
Still rocking as day one, only complain it runs a bit hot on air, which tends to make the fans loud, but switching it with antec 920 solved the problem. Been 2 to 3 years since I got this CPU, and its still working like a charm.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Fan is quiet
Powerful enough even for though uses
Does not overheat
Multithreading works great
It was a pain to install the hardware
Great processor, and even better for the value. I was on a budget and chose AMD over Intel. I do not regret this decision. It was at 90$ in November 2012, less than half the price of a similar Intel CPU. Paired with my 1GB video card, it runs games very satisfactorily, albeit not at max graphics. However, it was a pain to get it to clip unto the motherboard. You must apply a lot of pressure (only use hands please!), I was worried it would break, but it didn't.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Yes this is an old CPU , but this guy is really powerful .89$ for this unit is an awesome price.This is my second p ii x4 965 BE CPU , I bought one 3 years back from India
No Cons.
This is a best CPU for gaming, video editing ,audio editing etc .
use 64 bit os and 8GB memory , you can have a beautiful system without spending too much money.

Sebastian H
Experience: 4 Months
Fast, easily to overclock, great value for the money
Noisy stock heatsink/fan
Can handle most mid range video cards up to double its price without any bottlenecking. Plays modern games with high settings. For the price, it just can't be beat.

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Messages about AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

mobo (martial_l- Jan 23, 13, 1 Replies) Read this message
Phenom II 720 x3 to Phenom II 965 x4 (Kevin_F- Jan 01, 13, 7 Replies) Read this message
1045t or 965BE (Christos_P- Dec 15, 12, 3 Replies) Read this message
Is this CPU stepping C3? (Christos_P- Dec 14, 12, 6 Replies) Read this message
PhenII x4 965 (Garry_M- Nov 02, 12, 6 Replies) Read this message
upgrade questions (speed demon- Sep 28, 12, 9 Replies) Read this message
$10 less. (Ichiban- Aug 23, 12, 4 Replies) Read this message
Worth upgrading from a Phenom II x 2 550? (Ferny84- Aug 22, 12, 18 Replies) Read this message
Can someone suggest a better fan to put on the st (Alexander_D- Aug 22, 12, 18 Replies) Read this message
x4 black edition or x6 (kristian_j- Aug 22, 12, 13 Replies) Read this message
upgrade (Ichiban- Aug 16, 12, 1 Replies) Read this message
compatible with AM2+? (Mr. Friendly™ [CGN]- Jul 20, 12, 2 Replies) Read this message
upgrading help (Jaskiran_B- Jul 15, 12, 1 Replies) Read this message
Stock Vcore way to high?!?! (ExpendableG4M3R- Jul 14, 12, 2 Replies) Read this message
Best buget GPU with this CPU? (Johnson L- Jun 13, 12, 19 Replies) Read this message

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Comment: X-Bit labs review of the C3 125W stepping of the Phenom II X4 965BE: An improvement with lower TDP and higher OC'ing potential. But Intel still has better performing (but more expensive) processors.
Posted by: BernardP @05/27/10
Posted by: Wayne_C @01/05/10
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Comment: - AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 125W CPU HDZ965FBK4DGM
Posted by: Craig_C @12/28/09
Comment: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE: Same Speed, Less Power
Posted by: Craig_C @12/25/09
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