Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (HDZ965FBGMBOX / HDZ965FBGIBOX)
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Great CPU, TERRIBLE Fan
13 April 2013
Summary: I play online games (MMOs) and have a decent mid-range setup and once my game gets going the fan kicks up to super noisy speed. It whines more than a 2 year old. Buy a good cooler and ditch the stock that comes with.
Summary: I bought this processor to complete a gaming system. The install was pretty straight forward. Unfortunately, as soon as the installation was completed., a horrific whining sound came from the fan/heat sink! AMD has offered to replace the whole processor or the fan!
Summary: So, this may only happen to one in so many, or maybe not. I bought the 965 already being the owner of the 955 model. This particular 965 comes with a Cooler-Master branded cooling device. The previous one had an AMD branded one.
low price is less attractive when aftermarket fan is a must
Andrew Hunter King "ElMonstroPorFavor", Amazon
17 July 2012
Summary: While this processor is great for the money, the stock heat sink/fan is practically a leafblower in both noise level and tone. It's essentially unusable. I would rather this be $10+ less and have spent that money towards an aftermarket solution
Summary: I had hoped that this would be a step up (in terms of cooling and noise) from the cube-shaped stock AMD cooler that came with my Phenom II chip. Sadly, while it did shave a couple of degrees off of the temperature, it had a noticeable high-pitched whine that was louder than the smaller stock cooler.
Summary: i love the AMD phenom2x4 965 but it didnt come with the fan the description didnt say it was an OEM that was hidden so im a little angry over them not being fully honest with there add.I still would have bought it but i wouldnt have expected the fan with it an then have to call to see what happened.
Excerpt: Bought this CPU with the ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard. Tried for a week to install Windows 7 Home 74-bit. Kept crashing. After fighting with it for a week, I found others on the internet having the exact same problem.
Summary: Für den Preis gut, aber Boxed Lüfter ist nicht zu gebrauchen und der Prozessor wird sehr warm. Mittlerweile setze ich einen Alpenföhn Brocken 2 ein, selbst der schaft es nicht bei 30%iger Last die CPU unter 65°C zu halten.