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AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor, Black Edition, 3.0/3.4 Turbo GHz Socket AM3 - HD96ZTWFGRBOX

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  • Operating Frequency: 3.0Ghz
  • L3 Cache: 8MB
  • Power: 95W
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.4 x 5.1 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0056D5AMY
  • Item model number: HD96ZTWFGRBOX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Multi-Core: Quad-Core

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It overclocks easily and stable.
Mikey
It is super fast, and future proof for years to come.
Eric
Overall I am very happy with the processor.
Christopher J. Langer

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Filet Mignon on January 2, 2012
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Unfortunately my chip did not unlock any extra cores but unlocking cores is a bonus, not a guarantee. You are buying a guaranteed 4 core processor with the chance of an unlock to a pentacore (5) or hexacore (6) processor, assuming your motherboard is capable of unlocking cores.

Although dismayed about the inability of my chip to unlock any cores, I am quite happy with the strength of the chip. I currently have it overclocked to 4.2ghz (stable) up from the stock 3.0ghz. Needless to say, this is quite a jump. As I type this review my temps are 21C for all cores under a cooler master hyper 212+ heatsink and an open-air case. For those unfamiliar with computers and overclocking, this is very cold (a good thing). My voltage is set at 1.404v. I have plenty of headroom and it is possible this chip can hit 4.3ghz. I may give it a try some other day but it's really not necessary.

It would have been nice if the chip unlocked but given its overclock performance I am pleased with the purchase.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 20, 2011
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Not only is this thing fast but its a great bang for the buck! I had zero problems through my build with it. It also works great when paired with one of Asus's Crosshair series. I was able to overclock mine from 3.4ghz to 4.0 with zero effort. Im not 100% sure if it has hidden cores but thats also what my Crosshair mobo is made for. Overall this CPU is great for everyday computing or heavy gaming. Not only is it cheap but its right up to par with the highest end of i5 processors. Highly recommended!
**EDIT**
Well I unlocked an extra core with my motherboard and wow this thing runs like a champ. Runs great and cool when paired with a Thermaltake SpinQ VT and keeps its temperatures in the mid 30's. As I said, it blows a friends i5 rig out of the water. Also, the black editions are meant to be overclocked.
**SECOND EDIT**
Its been two month with this processor now and it's still running strong. I was able to unlock it to 6 cores with my mobo. Jeez this thing blazes through everything and still begs for more. Even with the extra cores it still runs cool at 32-37 degrees Celsius. I also stand by my last statement, it may not be right with the i5 2500k but its just a few inches behind. Either way the CPU still runs cool and stable at 4ghz.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tree down on December 10, 2011
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I put it in my Gigabyte 97 motherboard and it works. Tried over overclocking to 3.6 with success . My motherboard does not support unlocking cores so I don't know if I can do that.
I needed an AMD CPU quickly and my first choice was an X4 955 but they were out of stock at Amazon so I got this for $109. CPU prices change from day to day on Amazon.
I am happy with this CPU, it works as advertised and can easily be overclocked if I need it. I decided against the FX 4100 at the same price as I have heard it is a disappointment.
12/19/2011
Like most stock coolers the one that comes with this chip has a loud fan and is much louder than on my Corsair 400W power supply.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By karaoke on January 4, 2012
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That's what I now have with the two extra cores unlocked. I set my bios to auto on the cores and it automatically unlocked the two extra cores on my Gigabyte M68M-S2P motherboard with FC bios. CPU-Z thinks it is an AMD Phenom II X6 1600T. I'm a happy camper. The bios and Windows 7 call it an AMD Six-Core Processor. I have it overclocked to 3.4 GHz for now. I did NOT use the stock cooler that came with it. It's a joke. I had a good AMD heat-pipe cooler on my old CPU and I reused that with Arctic Silver 5. This morning it was running at a cool 20C, but the room was cold. It has not gone above 30C, that I've noticed. This is a fun CPU to tweak.

UPDATE: Okay, the bios showed 6 cores and device manager showed 6 cores. The system seemed happy with the two extra cores unlocked. After much research on Google and trying several different hardware monitors I determined that the system wasn't actually using the unlocked cores after all. So, I locked them back and remain happy with it working as intended. It was a learning experience. I would guess that a lot of people who got them to unlock aren't actually using them. If CPU-Z CPUID monitor doesn't show 6 cores and 6 threads then they are not being used.

FINAL UPDATE: I purchased another one of these CPUs and tried to unlock the two cores in it. My newest PC would not boot. I decided to swap CPUs with the first one I bought 'cause I knew the cores would unlock. Behold, it works. CPU-Z CPUID now shows 6 cores unlocked. The original motherboard would unlock it but would only run 4 cores at a time. My new PC with a better MOBO runs all 6 cores. So my original problem was the motherboard limitation. This new PC runs this CPU with all 6 cores active and used. The second CPU I bought won't unlock the extra cores. It will always be a 4-core CPU only.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eric on February 9, 2012
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Great processor! Great purchase! It is a four core stock, but I was able to unlock to six core. Price was almost unbelievable it was so low. Picked it up for the price of a cheap four core. It is super fast, and future proof for years to come. Shipping was free and fast. It only took a few days to arrive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Tolley on January 31, 2012
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I was able to unlock the sixth core - but not the fifth - using my ASRock M3A770DE. With a Xigmatek Gaia the five cores ran happily if warmly (overnight Prime95 stress) at 4.0GHz with 1.45V. So I got 67% more computing power than I paid for with this one. The chances are good of getting at least a fifth good core since AMD doesn't have any X5 SKU's so all the single-core-fault Thubans get sold as X4 Zosmas.

The stock cooler was disappointing in that it's aluminium-only, but I was able to run Prime95 on it overnight with 5 cores at up to 3.6GHz before becoming temperature limited.

Your mileage will of course vary, but it's cool with stock speeds, volts and cooler and I haven't thought myself CPU-limited on anything but distributed computing projects.
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