Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (HDZ965FBGMBOX / HDZ965FBGIBOX)
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5 Years of great service!
4 weeks ago
Summary: 5 Years of rigorous use and still running supreme! Fast and smooth as ever. From Windows XP to now Windows 8.1, from Photoshop to After Effects/Premiere to 3DS Max to AutoCAD it just chews up everything you throw at it. The stock cooler was an issue but with some BIOS setting changes that has not been an issue last 3 years. Now I am looking for a MOBO which is SATA III and can take this processor.
Summary: I have been using this for a while...great performance. The included cooling device is perhaps not up to a heavy processor workload, however. I use a Cooler Master HAF tower, and even with all 4 case fans a full speed, the CPU's cooling device is unable to reduce the temp below 160°F, which results in a system shutdown as the motherboard attempts to protect the processor.
It's working just fine. The refurbished CPU fan had a fin outside ...
G. Parnell, Amazon
11 October 2014
Summary: It's working just fine. The refurbished CPU fan had a fin outside the plastic housing (when it was cleaned) but it was easy to take the cover off and put it back on properly. The fan then looked brand new. It was a stock fan and looked exactly like my old one (I ordered this CPU to replace an exact replica 965). I went ahead and used the fan they provided as my old one was pretty dusty. So glad that this was available, as I couldn't find a new 965 anywhere.
Summary: yup, that's right, uh huh I said it.. all with just one word.. geeky.. this works GREAT! it was a little dirty when I go it but that was to help protect the CPU. I used some good Arctic Clean Thermal Material Cleaner & Surface Purifier to clean it off then went on and gave it some of the Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound now my computer works better..
"Unit does not respond properly - Defective upon first use. "
23 February 2014
Summary: Blazing Speeds and "Horsepower" to spare.... This CPU has been a total beast and proven to be reliable and fast for the generation! Mainly bought due to price and reliability difference between AMD and Intel... For the low price you would think that you would not get much from this processor, but if your looking to build a mid to hi range gaming build this is the processor to do so. With it's high clock rate and 4 cores you can easily build a cheap rig.
Excellent CPU for gaming and workstation on a budget
30 October 2013
Summary: Excellent CPU for gaming and workstation on a budget. Easy over-clocking with the right motherboard. I am using a Gigabyte GA 770T UD3P, MOSSFETT cooler, and a closed loop H50 Cooler. Running it stable at 4.025 GHz on 1.47V, 2.7GHz North Bridge, and ram (XMS3) running at DDR3-1532 on 6-7-6-20 timings. 56C at full load. Chews up Crysis and Solid Works for a $100.00, is value. It's not as good as a Lynnfield i7 but it is half the price and very close.