Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (HDZ965FBGMBOX / HDZ965FBGIBOX)
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Great value Processor for gaming
10 September 2014
Summary: It is a nice processor for gaming, there more expensive ones out there however this is a great buy. Warning be careful not all AM3 boards support this chip. I have found that there motherboards that will only support up to 90v and this processor requires 125v.
Summary: Solid processor, overclocks easy! Runs hot but with water-cooling and a good vented case it performs well. For the money to performance ratio it is a no brainer! I have seen some negative reviews and makes me wonder if they understands how a CPU works!!!!!
Summary: This CPU absolutely kicks butt for the price and I would highly recommend it for anyone trying to build a gaming PC on a budget. It absolutely runs like a dream and have zero problems with the processor itself. I do have big problems with the stock fan. Once I installed everything and started running games I noticed that my computer was heating up WAY faster and hotter than with my previous 2.2 ghz processor playing games at the same settings as before.
Summary: This CPU is great for gaming and that's a no-brainer specially when you want to build a budget gaming PC, however the stock cooler that came with it is really loud and not just annoying loud but disturbing loud and i am not exaggerating however it does a nice job of cooling as the CPU's temperature rarely goes above 40c , to make this short get the CPU but buy a third party heat sink but if you're not bothered by loud noises then just use this because it does a nice job.
Summary: This CPU was the fastest supported by my motherboard. I wanted to upgrade to the AMD FX 8350 or 8150 but I would have to buy a new AM3+ motherboard and memory. I decided to extend the life of my existing motherboard instead hopefully for at least another year. I upgraded from an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor. Although it was fast for my needs, it became sluggish with playing Blu-Ray and HD videos as well as video/photo editing.
Summary: works great a little faster then the 955 the same brand. I decided to purches this amd phenom ii x 4 965 3.4 ghz amd not the 6 core because I am using the same type on other computerand it works good so when upgraded the motherboard in other computer I installed this proccesor in it and it works.