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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 910e is a workhorse, and perfectly capable of keeping up with general, day-to-day tasks, including running a VM with full hardware support, and one or two virus scans with a DVD and Folding@Home going in the background. It handles these tasks with aplomb, even. But, ask it to do anything extra-ordinary, and it fizzles. Gaming, especially, was disappointing. With what at the time was probably the 5th most powerful graphics card on the planet, I couldn't make certain chambers in Portal 2 work without stuttering, and Fallout: New Vegas was positively jerky... That says NOTHING about the (lack of) frame rates I experienced in Metro 2033. So, I was vexed. I had 8 GB of RAM, better than average timings, a modestly kick-ass GPU, and everything still sucked when I decided to game. Boo!
Come tax-time this year, I saw pretty nice prices on this processor. I plopped it in my system, and was not terribly happy with out-of-the box four-core performance. It just plugged along, much as my old 910e did, with perhaps a little less herky-jerkiness in Fallout. Then, I just went for broke and unlocked cores in the BIOS.Read more ›
The fan and heatsync are very basic. To be honest I really expected a li'l better heat management considering this is a Black Edition but they aren't so bad that I'd take a star away.
The MoBo recognized it right away. While its marketed as a Zosma core, CPUZ reports it as a Thuban. Either way there are potentialy 2 unlockable cores there if I ever upgrade the MoBo.
With the stock cooler and fan and using AMD OverDrive I'm able to OC the multiplyer to 19x (3.8GHz) without having to up the voltage at all, so even under a full load the temp doesn't rise above 50c. By upping the voltage to 1.3125v I was able to push it to 20x (4.0Ghz) while still keeping the full load temp below 60c. Any higher would be risky, I won't and wouldn't recommend running a CPU at these temps. Better cooling is in the near future before any more OCing, but its nice to see that there's so much head room.
In conclusion, I am very very satisfied with this obviously high quality product and the current low discount cost is just gravy.
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Haven't over clocked high yet because I been trying to unlock six cores first.So far got 5 cores working which is a plus the next thing is boosting power with the 5 cores!!!! Read morePublished 5 months ago by julio otero
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Awesome, awesome, awesome! I cannot say enough good things about this processor.Published 7 months ago by Stu